curmudgeonly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj curmudgeonly brusque and surly and forbidding "crusty remarks","a crusty old man","his curmudgeonly temper","gruff manner","a gruff reply"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Curmudgeonly Like a curmudgeon; niggardly; churlish; as, a curmudgeonly fellow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • curmudgeonly Like a curmudgeon; avaricious; niggardly; churlish.
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Usage

In literature:

Is that rich old curmudgeon, your uncle, alive yet?
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
But he's a crusty old curmudgeon, and I never hanker much to have him around.
"Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail" by Burt L. Standish
I thought your guardian was an old curmudgeon.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
Mind, I'm not sayin' a word against th' old curmudgeon.
"Major Vigoureux" by A. T. Quiller-Couch
But, by God, you're a curmudgeon, Cecily!
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
This old curmudgeon carries a small fortune around with him all the time, and never accepts a check in any transaction.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
God's world, and a curmudgeon in it grudging God the life He gave!
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
Of course you don't, you ignorant curmudgeon, if noospapers is all you've read.
"The Lively Poll" by R.M. Ballantyne
Let's die, rather than yield ourselves prisoners to such a queer old curmudgeon!
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
As Skinner had reckoned, Mrs. Curmudgeon W. Jackson nosed out the paragraph in the morning paper, first thing.
"Skinner's Dress Suit" by Henry Irving Dodge
How many times have you lent him money in a cursed grudging, curmudgeon-like spirit?
"The Man with a Shadow" by George Manville Fenn
That's where you heard of this old curmudgeon.
"A Cry in the Wilderness" by Mary E. Waller
Even such a leather-hearted curmudgeon as your humble servant.
"The Fire Trumpet" by Bertram Mitford
Am I wronging the good man by disclosing his secret, and saying that he was not the cynical curmudgeon for which he tried to pass?
"The Teacher" by George Herbert Palmer
What a pair of curmudgeons inhabit Fairburn Hall!
"Lost Sir Massingberd, v. 1/2" by James Payn
You old stiff-kneed curmudgeon!
"Annie o' the Banks o' Dee" by Gordon Stables
The most grudging of curmudgeons murmurs only a little to surrender his place at the fire to The Baby.
"Feminism and Sex-Extinction" by Arabella Kenealy
Now don't be a silly old curmudgeon, but go and see if the ambulance is coming.
"A Knight on Wheels" by Ian Hay
Degas is amiability itself compared with this curmudgeon of genius.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
It explains why you are a pleasant, good-natured old gentleman in lieu of a curmudgeon and a brute.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 105, November 11, 1893" by Various
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In poetry:

There’s your pickle-faced curmudgeon
With reproach each woman stings,
And the disappointed spinster
Says all men are ugly things.
"Fools" by Joseph Warren Watson

In news:

Curmudgeon's Corner: Health care decision will degrade quality of care (OPINION).
Curmudgeon's Corner: Schartner ran into an entrenched bureaucracy.
The kitschy, divey, curmudgeonly Gabor 's announced last week that it's shutting down to make way for the Marion Street Tavern, which will be, according to its owner, a "really cool old-style neighborhood saloon.".
It feels like it's been 100 years since I've laid eyes on my favorite pre-K Hollywood curmudgeon, Honor Marie Alba.
It's pretty tough to resist a curmudgeonly ogre and his spunky royal wife, a loquacious donkey and a dashing cat in a plumed hat.
An experienced curmudgeon describes the classic-plastic boats that he'd consider taking on an Atlantic Circle cruise.
Morley Safer interviews the iconic, curmudgeonly commentator about his remarkable career on "60 Minutes," where he has had the final word since 1978.
Morley Safer profiles his colleague Andy Rooney, America's favorite curmudgeon, and chats with the iconic commentator about his remarkable career.
A curmudgeonly New Yorker discovers his inner feminist in Ellmann's incisive, witty sixth novel (after Doctors & Nurses).
Alex Burton, broadcast reporter, commentator and curmudgeon, died Thursday of complications from prostate cancer at Treemont Healthcare & Rehab Center in Dallas.
Levin, in case you're not familiar with the fellow, is a lawyer and best-selling author, whose on-air delivery can sometimes make notorious curmudgeon Bob Grant sound like Casey Kasem in comparison.
At the risk of coming off like one of those aging, curmudgeonly sportswriters who long for the good old days and believe modern athletes are too soft, let me offer the following statement.
Or more accurately, a curmudgeon.
In addition to being a part-time, pro-bono, semi-curmudgeonly, commentator/"opinionizer" (regarding what we might call "The Cultural Decline of Western Civilization As We Know It") plus an amateur h.
Curmudgeon Thinks Girls Should Pipe Down About the Use of Photoshop in Seventeen Magazine.
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