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ˈgrʌm pigrumpy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-temperedadjective

    annoyed and irritable


  1. grumpyadjective

    Unhappy and/or irritable, a word which is particularly applied to babies and children or adults who are acting childishly.


  1. grumpy

    Grumpy refers to a person who is irritable, bad-tempered, moody, or grumbling, often due to annoyance, dissatisfaction or frustration. It can also be used to describe someone who has a tendency to be easily annoyed or bothered, resulting in a sour or unpleasant demeanor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grumpyadjective

    surly; dissatisfied; grouty

  2. Etymology: [Cf. Grumble, and Grum.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grumpy

    grum′pi, adj. surly: dissatisfied: melancholic.—adv. Grum′pily. [Grumble.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grumpy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grumpy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of grumpy in a Sentence

  1. Jane Sanders:

    I tell him all the time, you have to bring it back to the hope at the end, but no, he is not grumpy really, just except when the media doesn't pay attention.

  2. William Schaffner:

    Some of us in the scientific community here in the US have been a little surprised at the sprightly competitiveness of some of the comments from our colleagues at Oxford. We don't usually see that in public pronouncements, we've been grumpy with our national political leaders about providing inaccurate information, and we should hold scientific leaders to those same standards.

  3. Angela Rafuse:

    She's still grumpy, she's developed a really special connection with my dad, and I know my dad loves that because she's the last thing he has of his parents.

  4. Janice Stauffer:

    My kids, the most they ever said was that I was really annoying in the morning because I was happy when they didn't want to be happy, you know ? They woke up grumpy and I loved mornings.

  5. But Stratton:

    I kept hearing a lot about John Gotti, all the mob bosses were there at the time because [Rudy] Giuliani was creating a big case against them at that time… In fact, his right-hand guy was there. I remembered they arrested John and he impressed, even in a jumpsuit. He took the time to introduce himself to me, shake my hand and call me Richie… Most mob guys are grumpy. They’re not outgoing or friendly. But John was the opposite. He was always smiling, happy, telling jokes and waving to people. He seemed to be enjoying what was happening to him.

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    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    A jeopardize
    B attend
    C moan
    D refine

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