adjective, grump·i·er, grump·i·est.
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Origin of grumpy
OTHER WORDS FROM grumpygrump·i·ly, adverbgrump·i·ness, nounun·grump·y, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for grumpy
So everyone’s almost bonding over the fact that it’s that last week and that everybody’s grumpy.
Consider this an intervention on the part of a grumpy longtime car journalist.
Online, you can find reviews from grumpy customers who say the procedure doesn’t clean ovens that are really spattered.How can I get the brown crud off my oven’s glass door?|Jeanne Huber|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
I become standoffish and grumpy when it’s time to pay the rent.
There are a lot of grumpy, would-be Michelangelos out there who feel that somehow this isn’t “real” design—and isn’t what they signed up for.Michelangelo vs. MacGyver: Who will design the offices of our post-COVID future?|claychandler|September 1, 2020|Fortune
It was a peculiar moment where viral content came to life; as if Grumpy Cat came onstage and began speaking.
The second annual Friskies cat-video awards show, featuring an appearance from Grumpy Cat, will decide October 15.The Friskies Awards Aim to Find the Next Internet Cat Star October 15|Kelsey Meany|September 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When the candidate was sullen and grumpy—which was often—he could read his mood and adjust the bubble accordingly.No Drama Obama’s Dramatic 2012 Reelection Campaign|Richard Wolffe|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Most of his time, though, is dedicated to one famous little sourpuss: Grumpy Cat.
From a coffee line to an upcoming movie, Grumpy has it made.
Even the gruff, grumpy, unsociable rhinoceros amiably allowed him to stroke its head with his trunk.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
Im a confirmed old bachelor, a grumpy, surly recluse wedded to my pipe, but for all that I have eyes in my head.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
Never be grumpy, man, when I've got the most glorious bit of fun in the world to tell you, too.Frank Fairlegh|Frank E. Smedley
And that was the same as saying that there wasn't anybody any quicker—unless it was Grumpy Weasel himself.The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels|Arthur Scott Bailey
I think I love him a great deal better than my husband, who is getting stout, and grumpy,—what he calls "busy."North and South|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell