American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Surly and peevish; cranky.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Surly; gruff; glum.
- adj. Unhappy, dissatisfied and/or irritable, a word which is particularly applied to babies and children or adults who are acting childishly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Collog. Surly; dissatisfied; grouty.
- adj. annoyed and irritable
- grump + -y (Wiktionary)
“The Irishman Connor and the Belgian Pierre were the guides, and they didnt instil much confidence to start with as Connor was grumpy from giving up smoking and Pierre didnt speak English and was new so kept taking wrong turns and being yelled at by ´grumpy Connor.”
“Drove home in grumpy silence, everyone was bummed about the camera disappearing/being stolen”
“That a lack of sleep can make people grumpy is hardly news.”
“But then I started noticing that I was just plain grumpy most of the time and I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning.”
“But what really gets me grumpy is the hate some people have on for dandelions.”
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“I’m still grumpy from the tintinnabulation of the alarm clock bell …. the bell bell bell bell bell bell bell!”
“Nancy Parsons, "Balbricker": I was a serious thespian who had performed Shakespeare at the Pasadena Playhouse, but by the time I died in 2001, I made my peace with being best known as the grumpy no-fun anti-penis Balbricker.”
“My personal suspicion -- hey, I'm not called grumpy for nothing, you know -- is that those who admire Nicole Krauss most are those who earnestly desire to emulate her own rise to eminence, and believe that somehow, if they attach themselves to her star, the process will be repeated for them.”
“When he gits grumpy, which is pooty consid'able often, he's death on some on 'em, -- jest walks into 'em like chain-lightnin 'into a gooseberry-bush.”
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