curmudgeonnoun [ C ]uk /kəˈmʌdʒ.ən/ us /kɚˈmʌdʒ.ən/ old-fashioned
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adjective uk /kəˈmʌdʒ.ən.li/ us /kɚˈmʌdʒ.ən.li/
Examples from literature
- Are you going to turn curmudgeon, too, like George and the rest of them?
- But he's a crusty old curmudgeon, and I never hanker much to have him around.
- I took the thing seriously, and I let every mean-fisted curmudgeon and crazy fanatic worry me, and keep me on pins and needles.
- She'll be glad to get away from that old curmudgeon for a week.
- What a selfish old curmudgeon he had been, always thinking of himself and his own likes and dislikes!