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.
I get and The Grump is such a good driver, I've always trusted him completely - reading the car pointing wrong the paper, putting on make-up, texting friends and chatting on my mobile while I was being driven around A bit like Lady Penelope without the pink sports car.
The only time The Grump noticed my efforts to make myself beautiful was back in the '80s when we went on a romantic weekend for our wedding anniversary.
"The little beds were quite comfy but I got stuck in the tiny shower and had to get the Grump to pull me out.
But it's all in the preparation you see, The Grump reminisced, the soil has to be in tip-top condition, turned over and hoed before planting.
BABY BLUES: Little George Kelly grinned during his 18-week scan, top, but mum Lynne, left, reckons he's a wee grump
For an old grump, it's a tale with a surprising twist of romance.
But viewers won't see Royle grump Jim hanging around for too long - the minute proud mum Denise, alias comic Caroline Aherne, starts talking about breast-feeding and nappies, he's off down his local, The Feathers.
CELEBRATED author and notorious grump Martin Amis is on Tony Blair's coat-tails in America.
Chat: THE MRS MERTON SHOW: Mrs Merton can't believe it when she's joined by Richard Wilson, alias One Foot In The Grave's super grump, Victor Meldrew.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE was in a grump mood last night as he crashed out of Masters contention with an opening 76.
Telly's best loved grump, Victor Meldrew, is set to disappear from the screen.