grouchiness


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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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grouchiness

[ˈgraʊtʃɪnɪs] Nhumos mpl, malas pulgas fpl
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grouchiness

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