grouchy

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grouch·y

 (grou′chē)
adj. grouch·i·er, grouch·i·est
Tending to complain or grumble; peevish or grumpy.

grouch′i·ly adv.
grouch′i·ness n.
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grouchy

(ˈɡraʊtʃɪ)
adj, grouchier or grouchiest
informal bad-tempered; tending to complain; peevish
ˈgrouchily adv
ˈgrouchiness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

grouch•y

(ˈgraʊ tʃi)

adj. grouch•i•er, grouch•i•est.
sullenly discontented; sulky.
[1890–95]
grouch′i•ly, adv.
grouch′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.grouchy - annoyed and irritablegrouchy - annoyed and irritable    
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
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grouchy

adjective bad-tempered, cross, irritable, grumpy, discontented, grumbling, surly, petulant, sulky, ill-tempered, irascible, cantankerous, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy, querulous, peevish, huffy, liverish Grandfather is a grouchy old so-and-so.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

grouchy

adjective
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Translations
بِتَذَمُّر
mrzutý
gnavpotteagtig
ärtyisä
zsörtölõdõ
nöldrandi, geîvondur
asık suratlı

grouchy

[ˈgraʊtʃɪ] ADJ (grouchier (compar) (grouchiest (superl))) → malhumorado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

grouchy

[ˈgraʊtʃi] adj (= bad-tempered) → ronchon(ne)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

grouchy

adj (+er)griesgrämig, miesepetrig (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

grouchy

[ˈgraʊtʃɪ] adj (fam) → brontolone/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

grouch

(grautʃ) verb
to complain. He's quite happy in his job although he's always grouching (about it).
noun
1. a person who complains.
2. a complaint.
ˈgrouchy adjective
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
"He's like a gold-mine all right all right," Collins meditated, "but I'm hanged if I can crack it, and he's getting grouchier every day.
(This is one reason to limit feed, and know exactly how much food she ate the day before.) She can occasionally be more vocal, and a little bit grouchier and more territorial.
Then he wants to stay up past his bedtime and that makes him even grouchier the next day."
All of which makes Lynch grouchier, for some reason.
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"But these are not the issues that concern architects." Call it callousness, call it what you will, but Schumacher's is only a somewhat grouchier version of Woody Allen's advice to comedians: "You want to do mankind a real service?
She said of her fake bump: "I love it actually, I love it, because I get to play (Victoria) a little grouchier. She kind of doesn't enjoy pregnancy and I have a less tight corset, which is always nice."