Examples of grumpy in a Sentence
Our neighbor is a grumpy old man.
I was feeling grumpy after my long flight.
Recent Examples of grumpy from the Web
Instead, they are pulled in new directions and paired up with new players, starting with Jimmy and Bert (Raymond J. Barry), a grumpy elderly man Jimmy sort-of befriends in the premiere.
People are grumpy or super happy; arrogant or bashful; and all those things are important.
There Lenin seems less like a fiery leader than a grumpy retiree, his arm outstretched as if trying to call back a bus that sped past him.
So far the grumpy locals aren't dissuading tourists.
Nell got to see me as a daughter—witnessing flashes of my grumpy and petulant teenage self, or my mother brushing loose strands of hair out of my face.
But reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays.
Stop us if this sounds familiar: A tall, dark, bearded servant of rough breeding comes from far away to charm a grumpy, widowed Queen Victoria and thus upend Britain’s royal court at the turn of the 20th Century.
Felt, whom Neeson plays mostly via a series of grumpy squints and barely perceptible nose-twitches, begins to suspect something much darker could be afoot, going far beyond a botched attempt to bug the Democratic Party’s election headquarters.
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First Known Use of grumpy
Synonymscholeric, crabby, cranky, cross, crotchety, fiery, grouchy, irritable, irascible, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, raspy, ratty, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, snarky, snippety, snippy, stuffy, testy, waspish
Antonymsforbearing, long-suffering, patient, stoic (or stoical), tolerant, uncomplaining
Related Wordsbearish, bilious, cantankerous, cross-grained, curmudgeonly, disagreeable, dyspeptic, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, off-color (or off-colored), ornery, querulous, snarly, surly; argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, disputatious, fractious, fretful, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent; huffy, pouty, sensitive, short, sulky, sullen, tetchy, thin-skinned, touchy; hot-blooded, passionate
Near Antonymsaffable, companionable, cordial, extroverted (also extraverted), friendly, genial, gregarious, outgoing, sociable; agreeable, amiable, good-natured, good-tempered, sweet, well-disposed; carefree, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, relaxed; forbearing, long-suffering, obliging, patient, stoic (or stoical), tolerant, uncomplaining, understanding
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