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.
Yes, the ref's definitely going to stop it, but the Grump lands a haymaker which leaves Armstrong out for the count.
Spoken like a true GRUMP - nice idea while it lasted, though.
Thursday came and so did lunch with the neighbours at the Fox and Hounds (I did have a salad that day) and to complete my week on Friday, the Grump and I met up with the new friends we made on our dreaded coach trip to Eastbourne.
The anonymous letter branded Fox "dumb as a rock", said the she "never smiles" and is "the grump of the set" and "the queen of talking trailer trash and posing like a porn star".
Knight may be loopy, but he's a smart guy with a wicked sense of humor; Dennehy just makes him look like a petulant grump with an occasional soft moment.
Eastenders wends its wearisome way with sullen sorts who would sooner grunt, grump and groan their way through distinctly unmerry lives than let the corners of their mouths slip into a smile.
Yes, he is a grump, but he is incredibly supportive.
Thejourneywas abit hairyand even the experienced Grump had steam coming out of his ears by the time we got to Chepstow.
Richard Wilson, who played TV's biggest grump in One Foot In The Grave, is making his debut as a pantomime dame at the grand old age of 65.
The Grump always dresses up for holidays and packs his best clothes.
AIR HEAD Small plane and lettuce FOREST GRUMP Glum tree ROOF-FUL LOOK Eyes peer out from mock-Tudor home PLUG UGLY It's that sinking feeling