• WordNet 3.6
    • adj grouchy annoyed and irritable
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • grouchy Sullen; morose; peevish; grouty.
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In literature:

If you don't really know them, you might often think they were grouchy when they aren't.
"Mary Rose of Mifflin" by Frances R. Sterrett
General Grouchy had orders, to hasten to Lyons, and raise in mass the national guards of Dauphiny, the Lyonnais, and Burgundy.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
And people never seek a store to hear a grouchy merchant roar; they'll patronize the wiser gent who doesn't air his discontent.
"Rippling Rhymes" by Walt Mason
Cabanis married another sister, and Marshal Grouchy was her brother.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)" by John Morley
Napoleon waited for Grouchy, who did not come; Wellington waited for Blucher, and he came.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I" by Various
The other, thirty-six thousand strong, was detached under the orders of Marshal Grouchy, to observe and pursue the Prussians.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
If he had just been grouchy and ordered us off his place we wouldn't have been so surprised.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
I reckon I was just naturally grouchy and worried over you and Ross.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
And yet there I was gettin' grouchy over it, without knowin' why!
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
It is said that he waited for Grouchy to join him before the close of the action.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick

In poetry:

If a single man is studious and quiet, people say
He is grouchy, he is old before his time;
If he's frivolous and flippant, if he treads the primrose way,
Then they mark him for a wild career of crime.
"Heads And Tails" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

The sentimentality of Christmas sometimes brings out the Scrooge in each of us, and this year we asked the participants in our Christmas symposium to play literary Scrooge and tell us about the classics that make them most grouchy.
Allana Baroni has three ways to immunize yourself against signs of grouchiness, a depleted sense of humor or a generally beige demeanor.
Between my gloomy morning ritual of reading the newspapers and blogs, and the Senate's repeal of the Racial Justice Act, I'm feeling forlorn and grouchy today.
"Boys will be boys," goes the movie's tag line, but the asses remind us that boys will one day also be grouchy, shagged-out old geezers reaching for their Geritol.
Grouchy chef to visit Seattle restaurant.
Pacino Plays Shylock Like a Grouchy Tevya.
Do you ever have those days when you wonder why you feel so grouchy .
James Wood, the very smart and very grouchy literary critic for The New Republic, has become increasingly exasperated with those enormous, encyclopedic novels like "The Corrections" that contemporary writers keep churning out.
Show me a grouchy person worrying about her credit card bill payments post- masturbation .
With a grouchy, tight feeling akin to heartburn mounting in my chest with each pose, I was thinking hard about walking out of the yoga class.
In 1899, Charles Dellschau, a grouchy retired butcher, began to paint amazing airships.
Annie is one of Broadway 's longest running shows ever, full of great songs and the delightfully heart-warming tale of the Depression-era orphan girl who finds happiness with a grouchy millionaire and his loving Gal.
There are gray-haired and grouchy hippies in tie-dye shirts, bartenders with straw hats, and small tables filled with people who consider the laid-back place their living room.