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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).]
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|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
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curmudgeonly(o.f.) [kɜːˈmʌdʒənlɪ] ADJ [person] → arisco, cascarrabias; [attitude] → de viejo cascarrabias
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curmudgeonly[kərˈmʌdʒənli] adj (= bad-tempered) → grincheux/euse (= mean) → avare
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