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synonyms for curmudgeon

  • bellyacher
  • complainer
  • faultfinder
  • growler
  • grumbler
  • grump
  • sourpuss
  • whiner
  • fusser
See also synonyms for: curmudgeonly
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How to use curmudgeon in a sentence

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.
LARRY MCMURTRY, AWARD-WINNING NOVELIST WHO PIERCED MYTHS OF HIS NATIVE TEXAS, DIES AT 84JOE HOLLEYMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
MARCH MADNESS HAS LONG BEEN THE NCAA’S MAGIC ERASER. THIS TIME IT’S A HIGHLIGHTER.JERRY BREWERMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Any scruples that he ever had on that score he had removed for himself by realizing that she was a curmudgeon.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
There was the surly old curmudgeon in whom the author vents his spleen, and who draws up eccentric wills.
THE ENGLISH STAGEAUGUSTIN FILON
She was too happy to think that other people might consider Uncle Pinker a mean old curmudgeon.
NARCISSA, OR THE ROAD TO ROMELAURA E. RICHARDS
Ash copied the word into his dictionary in this manner: "Curmudgeon: from the French cœur unknown; and méchant, a correspondent."
CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE, VOL. 1 (OF 3)ISAAC D'ISRAELI
Johnson, while composing his Dictionary, sent a note to the Gentleman's Magazine to inquire the etymology of the word curmudgeon.
CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE, VOL. 1 (OF 3)ISAAC D'ISRAELI
He was as unsociable, hoggish an old curmudgeon as ever rode a stout hack.
THE FUNNY SIDE OF PHYSICA. D. CRABTRE
The old curmudgeon had gone, but the garden gate was again a-swing.
PETERF. HOPKINSON SMITH
Not so bold, however, as the badger and not so much of a curmudgeon.
THE LAND OF LITTLE RAINMARY AUSTIN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CURMUDGEON

  • bellyacher
  • complainer
  • curmudgeon
  • faultfinder
  • fusser
  • growler
  • grumbler
  • grump
  • sourpuss
  • whiner
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.