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So everyone’s almost bonding over the fact that it’s that last week and that everybody’s grumpy.

From Time

Consider this an intervention on the part of a grumpy longtime car journalist.

Online, you can find reviews from grumpy customers who say the procedure doesn’t clean ovens that are really spattered.

I become standoffish and grumpy when it’s time to pay the rent.

From Vox

There are a lot of grumpy, would-be Michelangelos out there who feel that somehow this isn’t “real” design—and isn’t what they signed up for.

From Fortune

It was a peculiar moment where viral content came to life; as if Grumpy Cat came onstage and began speaking.

The second annual Friskies cat-video awards show, featuring an appearance from Grumpy Cat, will decide October 15.

When the candidate was sullen and grumpy—which was often—he could read his mood and adjust the bubble accordingly.

Most of his time, though, is dedicated to one famous little sourpuss: Grumpy Cat.

From a coffee line to an upcoming movie, Grumpy has it made.

Even the gruff, grumpy, unsociable rhinoceros amiably allowed him to stroke its head with his trunk.

Im a confirmed old bachelor, a grumpy, surly recluse wedded to my pipe, but for all that I have eyes in my head.

Never be grumpy, man, when I've got the most glorious bit of fun in the world to tell you, too.

And that was the same as saying that there wasn't anybody any quicker—unless it was Grumpy Weasel himself.

I think I love him a great deal better than my husband, who is getting stout, and grumpy,—what he calls "busy."


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On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grumpy, such as: cantankerous, crotchety, grouchy, irritable, sullen, and surly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.