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English definition of “curmudgeon”

curmudgeon

noun [C] uk   /kəˈmʌdʒ.ən/ us    /kɚ-/ old-fashioned
an old person who is often in a bad moodUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
curmudgeonly
adjective uk   /-li/ us  
Bad-tempered
(Definition of curmudgeon from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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