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curmudgeonly

[ ker-muhj-uhn-lee ]
/ kərˈmʌdʒ ən li /
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adjective
like or characteristic of a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person:While one could point a curmudgeonly finger of blame at “these young kids today,” many older Americans haven't exactly been model citizens either.
adverb
in the manner of such a person:After several weak episodes the new season seems to be finally snapping into place—although I am, curmudgeonly, a little peeved that it took so long.
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