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Henry has a fit of grouchiness, so he is snappy and growling all the time.

Jimmy took no part in the discussions, but they attributed this to a touch of grouchiness and gave him time to get over it.

Shambler, not seeming to notice the grouchiness of his companion, passed hurriedly along the dark corridor toward his room.

Every speck of his grouchiness had disappeared; his eyes were as shining and his lips as smiling as Frieda's.

WORD ORIGIN

1895, U.S. college student slang, from grouch + -y (2). Related: Grouchily; grouchiness.

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