View definitions for curmudgeon


noun as in crab

noun as in crank

noun as in grump

noun as in sourpuss


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Example Sentences

Even skimming them makes me feel like a horrible curmudgeon.

Relishing the role of curmudgeon, he observed that the open range had sprouted sprawling suburbia, that old barns and rustic windmills had given way to sleek glass towers thrusting skyward in several of the nation’s largest cities.

As a remorseless curmudgeon who scowls often at the insincerity that keeps tumbling out of sports during the covid-19 pandemic, I didn’t anticipate when this month began that I’d be feeling so good.

Chris Messina did such great work this year making a curmudgeon charming on The Mindy Project.

Instead, the former five-term congressman said, “They just look at me as a maverick curmudgeon.”

In person, Messina is a bit like Danny, minus the curmudgeon qualities.

Saving Mr. Banks is more than a movie about a snippy curmudgeon who excels at amusing put downs.

I don't think he is a curmudgeon, I think he just likes challenging climatic conditions.

Any scruples that he ever had on that score he had removed for himself by realizing that she was a curmudgeon.

There was the surly old curmudgeon in whom the author vents his spleen, and who draws up eccentric wills.

She was too happy to think that other people might consider Uncle Pinker a mean old curmudgeon.

Ash copied the word into his dictionary in this manner: "Curmudgeon: from the French cœur unknown; and méchant, a correspondent."

Johnson, while composing his Dictionary, sent a note to the Gentleman's Magazine to inquire the etymology of the word curmudgeon.

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On this page you'll find 183 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to curmudgeon, such as: bellyacher, complainer, faultfinder, growler, grumbler, and grump.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.