Adjective "grumpy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Bad-tempered and irritable.
  1. 'he's grumpy because he hasn't heard from you'
  2. 'He calls himself a grumpy old man in the book, maybe to discourage reviewers from using the expression against him.'
  3. 'Some news stories make me feel like a grumpy old man but I think I'm justified here.'
  4. 'There are plenty of negative reviews written by grumpy people about this film.'
  5. 'She gets very hot and grumpy, sweats lots, dehydrates and needs to be fed more, etc.'
  6. 'In spite of a couple of insanely grumpy reviews, this film is an utter charmer.'
  7. 'Read a selection of past interviews and you're left with a picture of a truculent, grumpy old curmudgeon.'
  8. 'I marked my return by getting the bout of sinusitis that made last week's entries so grumpy.'
  9. 'Increasingly grumpy and queasy-looking, you wonder how long he can carry on.'
  10. '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.'
  11. 'If you think there's a hint of the grumpy old man there, you'd be right.'


1. surly or ill-tempered; discontentedly or sullenly irritable; grouchy.

More examples(as adjective)

"alls can be grumpy in/at/on days."

"people can be grumpy in/at/on times."

"people can be grumpy in lives."

"people can be grumpy in facts."

"people can be grumpy."

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