grumpiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grumpiness a fussy and eccentric disposition
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 7 Dwarfs are Happy, Grumpy, Dopey (the beardless one), Doc, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy. They were miners.
    • n grumpiness The state or quality of being grumpy or gruff.
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Quotations

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    “Don't ask me any questions right now. I'm grumpy and I'll probably make fun of you.”

Usage

In literature:

Girls do come over grumpy sometimes.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
But if he loves Number Two, he'll be mighty grumpy to the next fellow that goes to makin' sheeps eyes at her.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
But the grumpy old man was proof against coaxing or even bribing, and they jogged along, almost at a snail's pace.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
Grumpy, I can guess.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
But how can that make you so fierce and grumpy?
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
He offered a stool to Norman, who sat down with his hat on looking very grumpy and somewhat angry.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
Peter answered with a grumpy nod of his big head.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
I have been getting dreadfully grumpy and cross.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
He was no favorite with any set, being grumpy, fussy, and peculiar.
"How to Cook Husbands" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
He was too excited to mind my being grumpy.
"Peterkin" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
And you're not grumpy with me either, are you?
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
That's it, sir; you woke him up, and he turned grumpy like and went somewheres else so as not to be disturbed.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
She pitied Betty Leicester, who looked as if she could hardly keep from crying; but the grievous Becky was more grumpy than before.
"Betty Leicester" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Mouse knew they were perfectly safe with her, but they were not at all as sure of her maid, who looked very cross and grumpy.
"Harper's Young People, November 25, 1879" by Various
But I say," he added in a grumpy, husky voice, "is he always like that?
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
Grumpy wouldn't let her have her doll; that was why she wanted a home.
"Harper's Young People, March 2, 1880" by Various
It was not pleasant to run two hundred miles with a grumpy cab comrade.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
He was grumpy in the morning and good-humoured in the evening.
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Noel was very grumpy: he was odd altogether that day.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
These are sturdy and adventurous foreigners whom the grumpy officers jostle and hustle about.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
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In poetry:

Across the sands of Syria,
Or possibly Algeria,
Or some benighted neighborhood of barrenness and drouth,
There came the Prophet Samu-u-el
Upon the Only Cam-u-el –
A bumpy, grumpy Quadruped of discontented mouth.
"The Legend Of The First Cam-u-el: An Arabian Apologue" by Arthur Guiterman

In news:

Meet ' Grumpy Cat,' the Web's Unhappiest Kitty.
You guys, Grumpy Cat is definitely real.
When Grumpy Cat "plays" she mostly just scowls at the camera and then hides under things, but still.
Maine mall sacks Santa Claus after children, parents complain he is rude, grumpy .
A central Ohio man has created an unexpected national hit thanks to a grumpy cat.
10 foods that can make you grumpy .
So cast a vote where it doesn't matter, and help us pick the best ' Grumpy Cat' look-alike.
We were first introduced to ' Grumpy Cat' a few weeks back, when her hilarious scowl face went viral.
Tigers' Leyland: 'I'm old but I'm not grumpy '.
His naturally grumpy face has led to a number of hilarious images that are taking the world wide web hostage with laughter.
Noel Gallagher's grumpy uncle act shows in moody music.
Shortage of pumpkin spice for Starbucks coffee has patrons grumpy , complaining on Twitter.
A grumpy old man's stance.
" Grumpy 's Toy" Nova.
Grumpy Cat Becomes Internet Sensation.
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