sullenly discontented; sulky; morose; ill-tempered.
- grouch·i·ly, adverb
- grouch·i·ness, noun
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Em·ma·nu·el [e-ma-ny-el], /ɛ ma nüˈɛl/, Marquis de, 1766–1847, French general.
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How to use grouchy in a sentence
On The Mary Tyler Moore Show and, later, Lou Grant, his character formed the prototype for future pop-culture depictions of the grouchy boss with a heart of gold.
I find Perelman irresistibly funny in his grouchy misanthropic way.S.J. Perelman was a master of comedy. Nearly a century later, his work still delivers laughs. | Donald Liebenson | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
With her short gray hair and no-nonsense glare, Lykos was notoriously grouchy with the gavel.
This post admirably suited grouchy, who was a horseman by nature and a cavalry soldier by instinct.
At Moskowa his cuirassiers, sabre in hand, drove the Russians out of the great redoubt, but grouchy himself was seriously wounded.
Unfortunately, the Duke refused the opportunity to escape which was offered him, and grouchy had to make him a prisoner.
He had an ingrowing toe nail, which sometimes made him grouchy and sour, so he was dubbed Pickles.Bumper, The White Rabbit | George Ethelbert Walsh
Before this, Marshal grouchy had likewise expired in his eighty-first year.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for grouchy
informal bad-tempered; tending to complain; peevish
- grouchily, adverb
- grouchiness, noun
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