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adjective as in complaining, irritable


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On The Mary Tyler Moore Show and, later, Lou Grant, his character formed the prototype for future pop-culture depictions of the grouchy boss with a heart of gold.

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I find Perelman irresistibly funny in his grouchy misanthropic way.

With her short gray hair and no-nonsense glare, Lykos was notoriously grouchy with the gavel.

This post admirably suited Grouchy, who was a horseman by nature and a cavalry soldier by instinct.

At Moskowa his cuirassiers, sabre in hand, drove the Russians out of the great redoubt, but Grouchy himself was seriously wounded.

Unfortunately, the Duke refused the opportunity to escape which was offered him, and Grouchy had to make him a prisoner.

He had an ingrowing toe nail, which sometimes made him grouchy and sour, so he was dubbed Pickles.

Before this, Marshal Grouchy had likewise expired in his eighty-first year.

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On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grouchy, such as: cantankerous, crusty, grumpy, irascible, petulant, and surly.

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