grumpy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj grumpy annoyed and irritable
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 7 Dwarfs are Happy, Grumpy, Dopey (the beardless one), Doc, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy. They were miners.
    • a Grumpy Surly; dissatisfied; grouty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • grumpy Surly; gruff; glum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Grumpy grum′pi surly: dissatisfied: melancholic
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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.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Grumble, and Grum
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Grumble.

Usage

In literature:

There, don't be grumpy!
"A Dash from Diamond City" by George Manville Fenn
But you are a bit grumpy this morning.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
The rather numerous men of the family were dense and grumpy, or dense and jocose.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Sam Green, as he began to recover from his broken leg, was much the same man as before, sour and grumpy.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
They look 'xactly like their picture, don't they, only not quite so grumpy?
"The Lilac Lady" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Now, what could you say to an old fellow as grumpy as that?
"Old Valentines" by Munson Aldrich Havens
No, it would only make him grumpy at being roused for nothing.
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
And the high police official I came here with has gotten grumpy and snaps when I try to speak to him.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
He sat in a grumpy silence until Bruce came out of the dining-room, then he stated his intention of going to bed and asked for a lamp.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
The grumpy and genial Cricket immediately fell out of the boat, in her surprise.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
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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:

One of the things I like least about dieting—besides the obvious fact that I have to give up all the foods that got me in trouble in the first place—is that hours after I decide to be virtuous, I am already a grumpy, snappish mess.
John Paulson's grumpy market advantage.
Well, you're tired and you're grumpy, right.
I gave Diablo 3 a grumpy review this week, which surprises even me, considering that right after I finished writing that review I went home and played Diablo 3 deep into the night.
It's more than miserable hot weather that's causing our grumpiness toward the Romney campaign.
A predictably righteous volley of rhyme grenades on race and pop-culture politics, tinged with grumpy nostalgia, it's startlingly potent.
Truth be told, I have absolutely no good reason to be grumpy.
He thought the cat's grumpy faces were so funny he posted them on the website Reddit.
Grumpy adults admit ignoring kids, spouses in morning, study says.
If you're grumpy in the morning, you are not alone.
Though she looks upset, Tardar Sauce really isn't as grumpy as she looks, according to those who know her well.
Upset couple looking away after argument Grumpy Foods.
There's good reason for 'greatest generation' to be grumpy .
We're still recovering from the shot of Grumpy laying on his back sleeping.
I can't stand grumpy, rude people who get angry just because you expect them to do their jobs.
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