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grumpy

Definition:

annoyed and irritable

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

grump | grumpiness

Derivative:

grumpily

Comparative:

grumpier

Superlative:

grumpiest

Similar to:

ill-natured

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

bad-tempered | crabbed | crabby | cross | fussy | grouchy | grumpish | ill-tempered | narky [Britain, informal]

Etymology:

from grump + -y1
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpish | peevish [synonym] | sulky [synonym] | grumpily [derived] | grumpishly [adverb, derived]

peevish; sulky (2 of 473 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grumpy

Merriam-Webster:

grumpy | grumpier [comparative] | grumpiest [superlative] | surly [synonym] | choleric [synonym] | crabby [synonym] | cranky [synonym] | cross [synonym] | crotchety [synonym] | ...

moodily cross; "surly" (3 of 158 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/grumpy

Wikipedia:

Grumpy [disambiguation]

may refer to: Mildly cynical | Grumpy Old Men (film) | Grumpier Old Men | Grumpy Old Men (TV series) | Grumpy Old Women | The Grumpy Old Bookman | Mr. Grumpy | Grumpy, a character from the 1937 Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | Grumpy, a ... (42 of 110 words, 11 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Grumpy

Oxford Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpier [comparative] | grumpiest [superlative] | grumpily [derived] | grumpiness [derived]

bad-tempered and sulky (3 of 51 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/grumpy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpier [comparative] | grumpiest [superlative] | grumpily [adverb, related]

unhappy and dissatisfied, often for no obvious reason (8 of 34 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grumpy

Cambridge Dictionary:

grumpy [informal] | grumpily [adverb, derived] | grumpiness [noun, derived]

easily annoyed and complaining (4 of 30 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grumpy

Wiktionary:

grumpy | grouchy [synonym] | surly [synonym] | truculent [synonym] | crosspatch [United States] | crosspatches [United States, plural] | cross-patch [United States, Commonwealth?] | grumpier [comparative] | grumpiest [superlative]

Unhappy, dissatisfied and/or irritable, a word which is particularly applied to babies and children or adults who are acting childishly. (20 of 24 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/grumpy

Random House Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpier [comparative] | grumpiest [superlative] | grumpish

surly or ill-tempered; discontentedly or sullenly irritable; grouchy. (8 of 16 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/grumpy

New World Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpier [comparative] | grumpiest [superlative] | grumpish | grumpily [adverb, related] | grumpiness [noun, related]

grouchy; peevish; bad-tempered (3 of 14 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grumpy

American Heritage Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpier [comparative] | grumpiest [superlative] | grumpily [adverb, related] | grumpiness [noun, related]

Surly and peevish; cranky. (4 of 12 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grumpy

Britannica Encyclopedia:

cross [religious symbol]

the principal symbol of the Christian religion, recalling the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the redeeming benefits of his Passion and death. The ... (23 of 619 words, 7 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/144028​/cross

Columbia Encyclopedia:

cross | crucifix

widely used symbol. In various forms, it can be found in such diverse cultures as those of ancient India, Egypt, and pre-Columbian North America. It ... (25 of 37 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0814118​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpier [comparative] | grumpiest [superlative] | grumpily [adverb, derived] | grumpiness [noun, derived]

bad-tempered or sullen (3 of 21 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615623​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpish

First use: 18th century

Origin: from grump + -y1

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grumpy

Wiktionary:

grumpy

Origin: grump + -y

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/grumpy

-y

Origin: Middle English -y, -i, from Old English -iġ ("-y, -ic", suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-īgaz ("-y, ... | Middle English and Scots | Anglo-Norman and Middle French -ie and -e, from Latin -ia,... (30 of 81 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-y

New World Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpier [comparative] | grumpiest [superlative]

Origin: "grump" + "-y"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grumpy

grump

Origin: probably echoic of ill-tempered cry

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grump

-y

Origin: Middle English -y, -i, -ie, probably based on Old ... | Middle English -y, -ie from Old English -ig, akin to ... (20 of 62 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/y-suffix

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpish

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "grumpy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grumpy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpier [comparative] | grumpiest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "grumpy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grumpy

Macmillan American Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpier [comparative] | grumpiest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "grumpy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/grumpy

Cambridge Dictionary:

grumpy [informal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "grumpy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "grumpy"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grumpy

the Free Dictionary:

grumpy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "grumpy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "grumpy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "grumpy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/grumpy

Google Dictionary:

grumpy | grumpier [comparative] | grumpiest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "grumpy"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=grumpy

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

grumpy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "grumpy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=grumpy​01 word=grumpy

YourDictionary Audio:

grumpy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "grumpy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grumpy

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