grumpy

adjective \ ˈgrəm-pē \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of grumpy

grumpier; grumpiest
: 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.

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First Known Use of grumpy

1778

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GRUMPY Defined for English Language Learners

grumpy

Definition of grumpy for English Language Learners

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


GRUMPY Defined for Kids

grumpy

adjective \ ˈgrəm-pē \

Definition of grumpy for Students

grumpier; grumpiest

grumpily

\-pə-lē\ adverb

grumpiness

noun


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