curmudgeon NOUN a bad-tempered or surly person.
DERIVATIVES curmudgeonly adjective.
ORIGIN of unknown origin.

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  • Curmudgeonly — Cur*mudg eon*ly, a. Like a curmudgeon; niggardly; churlish; as, a curmudgeonly fellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curmudgeonly — index parsimonious, petulant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • curmudgeonly — [[t]kə(r)mʌ̱ʤənli[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as curmudgeonly, you do not like them because they are mean or bad tempered. [OLD FASHIONED] ...her curmudgeonly cynic of a boss... He displayed a curmudgeonly unwillingness… …   English dictionary

  • curmudgeonly — adjective brusque and surly and forbidding crusty remarks a crusty old man his curmudgeonly temper gruff manner a gruff reply • Syn: ↑crusty, ↑gruff, ↑ill hu …   Useful english dictionary

  • curmudgeonly — adjective see curmudgeon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • curmudgeonly — See curmudgeon. * * * …   Universalium

  • curmudgeonly — adjective Characteristic of a curmudgeon; churlish …   Wiktionary

  • curmudgeonly — cur|mudg|eon|ly [ kər mʌdʒənli ] adjective FORMAL easily annoyed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • curmudgeonly — adj. stingy, unpleasant, bad tempered …   English contemporary dictionary

  • curmudgeonly — cur·mud·geon·ly …   English syllables

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