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- adj. Characteristic of a curmudgeon; churlish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like a curmudgeon; niggardly; churlish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like a curmudgeon; avaricious; niggardly; churlish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. brusque and surly and forbidding
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It speaks, a little, to me as an affirmation the we (or maybe just I) are more optimistic than pessimistic, which is a bit of a stretch for someone that has been described as curmudgeonly since the age of about 18 or so.
Veteran TV and stage actor Eric Peterson - best known as the curmudgeonly Oscar Leroy on
We don't seem to be all that filled with holiday spirit around here, but I'm kind of curmudgeonly about that anyway except around my family, so I kind of don't mind ...
Damon admits that some might consider this approach "curmudgeonly," but his larger point is that philanthropy will only reach its full potential by admitting and examining its weaknesses better than it does at present.
Paul S: From yesterday's Observer, a review of the new compilation - complete with obligatory use of 'curmudgeonly':
Loses points however for reducing The Fall's world view to "curmudgeonly".
Rooney’s remark was curmudgeonly, which is what he does for a living.
It's tempting for every generation to come over all 'curmudgeonly' with the next generation.
Is there something curmudgeonly about the fact I take some pride in having read none of the 30 bestselling books of 2009 ?
Is there something curmudgeonly about the fact I take some pride in having read none of the 30 bestselling books of 2009?