from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or quality of being grumpy or gruff.
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- noun The state, or act, of being
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- noun a fussy and eccentric disposition
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Next year should be fascinating since this grumpiness is emerging even before Democrats formally take power.
And Carl’s grumpiness is leavened by his young sidekick and the great talking dog Doug.
She turns the blandest of scenes into yak fests as she strides through CTU with the same kind of grumpiness most of us have in an office job were everyone takes us for granted.
So we see the roots of Toad’s grumpiness, which is a contrast to Frog’s sunniness, in ... a frog?
Once his father rallied him upon his "grumpiness"; then he grew sullen -- though trying to smile -- thinking with mortification of his grandfather.
I mean, there is dismay, which we all experience, then there's more violent anger, and then there is a grumpiness that we might go in and out of.
Such unorthodox tactics incur the anger of Billy's traditionalist colleagues, most notably Philip Seymour Hoffman's head coach – a performance of mostly unleavened grumpiness, this, just as Robin Wright as Billy's estranged wife is simply supportive, and Kerris Dorsey as his 12-year-old daughter purely precocious.
Last night Paco showed us a movie that just blasted my grumpiness away: You don't mess with the Zohan!
Having just come back from a fortnight in south-east Asia I approached Jamie's curry recipe with gusto, although my levels of grumpiness were accelerated by shopping – and shelling out £25 – for the 30-odd ingredients required to make it.
Excessive tiredness, a need to sleep lots, pain and – dare I say it – a little grumpiness are the order of most days.