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grouch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of grouch

  1. 1 an irritable and complaining person an uncle who is a real grouch when he's sick Synonyms bear, bellyacher, complainer, crab, crank, croaker, crosspatch, curmudgeon, fusser, griper, grouser, growler, grumbler, grump, murmurer, mutterer, sourpuss, whiner Related Words hunks; malcontent, sorehead; grinch, killjoy, party pooper, spoilsport; defeatist, pessimist; faultfinder, kicker, nagger, nitpicker, objector, quibbler, repiner; crock [slang], hypochondriac Near Antonyms optimist, Pollyanna; happy camper

  2. 2 a state of resentful silence or irritability having been proven wrong, he had a grouch on for hours afterwards

  3. 3 having been proven wrong, he had a grouch on for hours afterwards an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment it wouldn't be a workday if we didn't hear his daily grouch about the coffee Synonyms beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, complaint, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammerRelated Words challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction


grouch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grouch

  1. to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely a woman who likes to grouch about how unappreciated she is Synonyms beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, complain, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlRelated Words object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms crow, delight, rejoice



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