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cur·mudg·eon

 (kər-mŭj′ən)
n.
An ill-tempered person, especially one who is habitually stubborn or grouchy.

[Possibly Scots cur-, intensive prefix (perhaps partly from Scottish Gaelic car, rather, somewhat (from car, a twist, a turn) and partly from Scottish Gaelic corr-, intensive prefix (from corr, protruding point, from Old Irish corr, snout)) + Scottish Gaelic mùigean, churl, gloomy fellow (from diminutive of mùig, gloom, gloomy appearance, snivelling nose, snot, from Old Irish muich, múich, gloom; akin to Old Irish múchaid, he smothers with smoke, and Welsh mwg, smoke).]

cur·mudg′eon·ly adj.
cur·mudg′eon·ry n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.curmudgeonly - brusque and surly and forbidding; "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Translations

curmudgeonly

(o.f.) [kɜːˈmʌdʒənlɪ] ADJ [person] → arisco, cascarrabias; [attitude] → de viejo cascarrabias

curmudgeonly

[kərˈmʌdʒənli] adj (= bad-tempered) → grincheux/euse (= mean) → avare