- 1A habitually grumpy person: rock’s foremost poet and ill-mannered grouchMore example sentences
grumbler, complainer, moaner, discontent, malcontent, fault-finder, carper; grumpy person, miserable person, moper, pessimist, prophet of doom• informal grump, sourpuss, crosspatch, bear with a sore head, grouser, whinger, wet blanket, party pooper, doom merchantNorth American • informal sorehead, kvetcher
- Consequently I now have a reputation as a sourpuss and a grouch.
- To a grouch, changes in a business environment are nothing more than bubbles.
- Some people talk about depressive realism, the idea that depressed people see reality better, but it occurred to me that maybe any success I'd had in life was in spite of being a grouch, not because of being a grouch, so I resolved to change.
- 1.1A trivial complaint: my only real grouch was that the children’s chorus was less easy on the earMore example sentences
- Indeed, the main grouch with him was not his decision to come out, but his decision to first deny it.
- Of course, no car is perfect, and I did have a couple of grouches with this one.
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- Voice one’s discontent ill-temperedly; grumble: there’s not a lot to grouch aboutMore example sentences
- Cultural exiles in a world they had created, disgruntled Hawks spent their most triumphant decade not basking in their new uncontested power but grouching about how America had gone ‘soft,’ become feminized.
- I can so understand that, and I wouldn't want to spoil any of the fun of that by participating in a grouchy thread, but I don't really think anyone's grouching.
- Even if we're headed in that direction and the progress is irritatingly sluggish, one shouldn't be grouching about it.
late 19th century: variant of obsolete grutch, from Old French grouchier 'to grumble, murmur', of unknown origin. Compare with grudge.