sulky; surly; bad-tempered.
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How to use grouty in a sentence
It was a grouty person, indeed, who could look into Ruth Fielding's frank countenance and not return her smile.Ruth Fielding At College | Alice B. Emerson
Father wanted to pick a quarrel,” she repeated, turning to Deborah; “he's been kind of grouty to Barney for some time.Pembroke | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The very library caught contagion from him, and became grouty and sombre.The Ghost | William. D. O'Connor
Stale meat will make broth grouty and bad tasted, and fat meat is wasted.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual | William Kitchiner
If not of sufficient stiffness, it falls to pieces, and makes soup, &c. grouty and very unsightly.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual | William Kitchiner