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grump·y

grumpy

 
pronunciation:
gruhm pi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: grumpier, grumpiest
definition: in a bad mood; irritable.
She'll be grumpy if you wake her up from her nap.My grandfather was often grumpy, but it was because he was in constant pain.I was grumpy about having to fill out more forms, so I wasn't very pleasant to the receptionist.
synonyms:
bilious, cantankerous, cranky, cross, dyspeptic, fractious, grouchy, irascible, irritable, peevish, short-tempered
antonyms:
good-humored
similar words:
bad-tempered, brusque, choleric, crotchety, crusty, curt, disagreeable, feisty, moody, ornery, out of sorts, peppery, pettish, petulant, quarrelsome, surly, touchy
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derivations: grumpish (adj.), grumpily (adv.), grumpiness (n.)