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James Caan should be able to play a curmudgeonly drunk grandpa in his sleep and still get laughs.

Sarah and Mark are happily engaged, and Sarah stumbles onto a job working for a curmudgeonly photographer (Ray Romano).

Curmudgeonly comedian Gilbert Gottfried has a voice and laugh as damaging as fingernails on a blackboard.

James Watson, of the Nobel Prize-winning team that discovered the structure of DNA, played up his curmudgeonly persona to the max.

Or to put the question more directly: When will the curmudgeonly American music labels let it happen?

Positively your behavior appears rather curmudgeonly than heroic!


On this page you'll find 254 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to curmudgeonly, such as: cantankerous, crusty, grouchy, grumpy, ornery, and awkward.

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