grump


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grump

 (grŭmp)
n.
1. A cranky complaining person.
2. grumps A fit of ill temper. Used with the: "Hannah had the grumps, for being up late didn't suit her" (Louisa May Alcott).
intr.v. grumped, grump·ing, grumps
1. To mutter complaints.
2. To behave in a grumpy manner.

[Origin unknown.]

grump

(ɡrʌmp)
n
1. a surly or bad-tempered person
2. (plural) a sulky or morose mood (esp in the phrase have the grumps)
vb
(intr) to complain or grumble
[C18: dialect grump surly remark, probably of imitative origin]

grump

(grʌmp)

n.
1. a grumpy person.
2. the grumps, a depressed mood.
v.i.
3. to complain or sulk.
[1835–45; probably back formation from grumpy]
grump′ish, adj.

grump


Past participle: grumped
Gerund: grumping

Imperative
grump
grump
Present
I grump
you grump
he/she/it grumps
we grump
you grump
they grump
Preterite
I grumped
you grumped
he/she/it grumped
we grumped
you grumped
they grumped
Present Continuous
I am grumping
you are grumping
he/she/it is grumping
we are grumping
you are grumping
they are grumping
Present Perfect
I have grumped
you have grumped
he/she/it has grumped
we have grumped
you have grumped
they have grumped
Past Continuous
I was grumping
you were grumping
he/she/it was grumping
we were grumping
you were grumping
they were grumping
Past Perfect
I had grumped
you had grumped
he/she/it had grumped
we had grumped
you had grumped
they had grumped
Future
I will grump
you will grump
he/she/it will grump
we will grump
you will grump
they will grump
Future Perfect
I will have grumped
you will have grumped
he/she/it will have grumped
we will have grumped
you will have grumped
they will have grumped
Future Continuous
I will be grumping
you will be grumping
he/she/it will be grumping
we will be grumping
you will be grumping
they will be grumping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grumping
you have been grumping
he/she/it has been grumping
we have been grumping
you have been grumping
they have been grumping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grumping
you will have been grumping
he/she/it will have been grumping
we will have been grumping
you will have been grumping
they will have been grumping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grumping
you had been grumping
he/she/it had been grumping
we had been grumping
you had been grumping
they had been grumping
Conditional
I would grump
you would grump
he/she/it would grump
we would grump
you would grump
they would grump
Past Conditional
I would have grumped
you would have grumped
he/she/it would have grumped
we would have grumped
you would have grumped
they would have grumped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grump - a bad-tempered persongrump - a bad-tempered person    
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
crabby person, crab - a quarrelsome grouch
hothead, fire-eater - a belligerent grouch
misanthrope, misanthropist - someone who dislikes people in general

grump

noun
A person who habitually complains or grumbles:
Informal: crank, griper, grouser.
verb
To express negative feelings, especially of dissatisfaction or resentment:
Informal: crab, gripe, grouse, kick.
Slang: beef, bellyache, bitch.
Translations

grump

n
(inf) (= person) to be a grumpein alter Brummbär sein (inf)
(= bad mood) to have the grumpsbrummig sein (inf)
References in classic literature ?
March was very busy trying to finish a letter, which must go at once, and Hannah had the grumps, for being up late didn't suit her.
Alexandra Tahnee, Ruth Johnson, Alice |Blundell and Michael Blair in The Christmas Grump
The Grump is "made of sad stuff ", only creating toys for rich grown-ups to look at rather than for children to play with.
Grump also found that seven per cent of the world's population now lives in the largest megacities.
That is not to make a Landscape Institute-like grump about the absence of foliage or to ignore the interesting possibilities of architecture-landscape fusions such as the boardwalk and grass roof of the Yokohama terminal.
For more information contact Donna Grump at (239) 334-1600.
Step 1, the self-analysis, shows him that he appears to Pamela as a negative, antagonistic, uncompromising grump who views her not as a worthy person but merely as an obstacle to his own progress.
As a retired professor of anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, Grump can afford to indulge his fondness for breadth and compendiousness, but by his own admission this book can't live up to its title.
The chain founded in Brighton by 'green' campaigner Anita Roddick, is currently in talks with Mexican-based nutritional supplements producer, Grump Omnilife.
An entertaining if not especially lively read, the stow switches voices as quickly as its players shift positions: Andrew's mom goes from cheerleading compatriot to squeamish neutral party once she realizes that the couple plan to kiss at the end of the ceremony, and his dad evolves from self-righteous grump to self-congratulating flag-waver by story's end.
Committing the opposite error - misrepresenting Friedman personally as an indolent grump, but at least getting right the extraordinary worldwide benefactions of his public career - would hardly have been less "fair" and would certainly have left the relevant passages of the book looking less knuckleheaded.
But Professor Grump, the way I read choice b, it's right and I DESERVE full credit.