- n. The state or condition of being curmudgeonly.
- curmudgeonly + -ness (Wiktionary)
“One is glad of such outbursts, rare and for the most part mild as they are, for if the book has a fault, it lies in a certain blandness in the narrative voice, a perhaps too-easy acceptance of the world and its oddities and annoyances – at times in these pages one longs for a touch of the occasional curmudgeonliness of Paul Theroux, say, or the beady-eyed reprehensions of Theroux's erstwhile friend VS Naipaul.”
“I can see how his combination of gentle clownishness and fierce curmudgeonliness would have a muse-like effect on the people he works with.”
“LICHTMAN: Yeah, it seems like he, you know, he, despite his sort of - his curmudgeonliness, really did appreciate technology.”
“He's a man of many aliases, a master of disguise but, if one looks closely enough, his curmudgeonliness always shines through.”
“What we're seeing is a unique blend of passionate politics, curmudgeonliness, and rules-be-damned grammar.”
“Just as the daring of Kingsley Amis curdled through the years into curmudgeonliness so too Updike saw the riskiness of his younger work come to seem staid with age.”
“I think that is generally a good red light that the arguments being perpetuated have more to do with ego, politics and a strange curmudgeonliness – a me versus the world sort of mentality.”
“What they said he said: "That is why it is so important to persuade the public to snap out of their current curmudgeonliness [towards the prospect of war].”
“What he said: This phrase is actually part of a strong attack on the "cynical and ludicrous" attempts by the Government to "persuade the public to snap out of their curmudgeonliness".”
“They expressed an intelligent jovial curmudgeonliness I aspire to.”
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