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grumpy

adjective uk   us   /ˈɡrʌm.pi/ informal
C1 easily annoyed and complaining: I hadn't had enough sleep and was feeling a bit grumpy. a grumpy old man
grumpily
adverb uk   us   /-pɪ.li/
grumpiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “grumpy”
in Arabic شَكِس, عَصَبي, شَكَّاء…
in Korean 심술궂은…
in Malaysian perengus…
in French bougon…
in Turkish huysuz, hırçın, somurtkan…
in Italian irritabile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 脾氣壞的, 易生氣的, 愛抱怨的…
in Russian сварливый…
in Polish zrzędny…
in Vietnamese cáu bẳn…
in Spanish malhumorado, de mal humor, gruñón…
in Portuguese resmungão…
in Thai อารมณ์เสีย…
in German mürrisch…
in Catalan rondinaire…
in Japanese 気難しい, 不機嫌な…
in Indonesian pemarah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脾气坏的, 易生气的, 爱抱怨的…
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