Any scruples that he ever had on that score he had removed for himself by realizing that she was a curmudgeon.
Degas is amiability itself compared with this curmudgeon of genius.
Not so bold, however, as the badger and not so much of a curmudgeon.
And I marvelled at their intimacy, and wondered what that curmudgeon of a husband had to say to it!
I knowed the curmudgeon's voice, and I expect he knowed my hand, for he has felt it before.
Father Goriot was not communicative; in the sham countess' phrase he was "a curmudgeon."
The tone of the question awakened the curmudgeon's sense of common policy.
She does give the introduction, and her brother-in-law, though a curmudgeon, is at first disposed to honour her draft.
Curmudgeon, kur-muj′un, n. an avaricious, ill-natured fellow: a miser.
Ash copied the word into his dictionary in this manner: "Curmudgeon: from the French cœur unknown; and méchant, a correspondent."