grumpy

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adjective \ˈgrəm-pē\

Definition of grumpy

grumpier

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grumpiest

  1. :  moodily cross :  surly

grumpily

play \ˈgrəm-pə-lē\ adverb

grumpiness

play \ˈgrəm-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of grumpy in a sentence

  1. Our neighbor is a grumpy old man.

  2. I was feeling grumpy after my long flight.

1778

First Known Use of grumpy

1778


GRUMPY Defined for English Language Learners

grumpy

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adjective \ˈgrəm-pē\

Definition of grumpy for English Language Learners

  • : easily annoyed or angered : having a bad temper or complaining often


GRUMPY Defined for Kids

grumpy

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adjective \ˈgrəm-pē\

Definition of grumpy for Students

grumpier

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grumpiest

grumpily

\-pə-lē\ adverb

grumpiness

noun


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