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Bad-tempered and sulky.
bad-tempered, ill-tempered, short-tempered, crotchety, crabby, crabbed, tetchy, testy, waspish, prickly, peppery, touchy, irritable, irascible, crusty, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, bearish, surly, churlish, ill-natured, ill-humoured, peevish, cross, as cross as two sticks, fractious, disagreeable, pettishhaving got out of bed on the wrong sidegrouchy, snappy, snappish, chippy, on a short fuse, short-fusedshirty, stroppy, narky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore headcranky, ornery, soreheadedsnakymiffy, waxyView synonyms
- ‘When we got to the end of the drive, he was a bit grumpy again, and then said I'd passed, despite a couple of minor faults.’
- ‘The day-time guard at the entrance to our village is the most grumpy and surly man.’
- ‘There are plenty of negative reviews written by grumpy people about this film.’
- ‘Increasingly grumpy and queasy-looking, you wonder how long he can carry on.’
- ‘Read a selection of past interviews and you're left with a picture of a truculent, grumpy old curmudgeon.’
- ‘He calls himself a grumpy old man in the book, maybe to discourage reviewers from using the expression against him.’
- ‘I'll just be miserable and grumpy here, all by myself, without any help from anyone else, thank you.’
- ‘Why wait upon grumpy old guests who don't appreciate those lovely locks all over their soup?’
- ‘Like all of us, he could be grumpy and cantankerous, but he was never mean-spirited in deed or thought.’
- ‘Some news stories make me feel like a grumpy old man but I think I'm justified here.’
- ‘For years, gift-givers have agonised over what to buy relations who happen to be grumpy teenage boys.’
- ‘I marked my return by getting the bout of sinusitis that made last week's entries so grumpy.’
- ‘She gets very hot and grumpy, sweats lots, dehydrates and needs to be fed more, etc.’
- ‘I particularly enjoyed my encounter with the lighthouse's grumpy postmistress.’
- ‘With it being Easter, you're likely to be feeling stuffed, tired or grumpy.’
- ‘I didn't even feel like going partying when my equally grumpy friends asked me to.’
- ‘In spite of a couple of insanely grumpy reviews, this film is an utter charmer.’
- ‘If you think there's a hint of the grumpy old man there, you'd be right.’
- ‘Far from from frumpy and grumpy, it seems many older men care about their appearance and have a positive outlook on life.’
- ‘Those are not aimed at anyone who reads this, and I'm honestly not as grumpy as I sound.’
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