grouty

adjective
\ ˈgrau̇tē\
-er/-est

Definition of grouty

: cross, sulky, sullen those old warrior-priests were but gruff and grouty at the best— Herman Melville grouty, bad-tempered, and rude— Al Newman

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History and Etymology for grouty

perhaps from grout entry 1 + -y

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