What is another word for curmudgeonly?

Pronunciation: [kˈɜːməd͡ʒənli] (IPA)

The word "curmudgeonly" refers to a grumpy, irritable, and cantankerous individual. There are several synonyms for this word, such as "cranky," "cantankerous," "peevish," "irascible," "surly," and "gruff." These words describe someone who is easily annoyed or irritated and has a tendency to express their negative feelings with sarcasm or ill-tempered behavior. Another synonym for "curmudgeonly" is "morose," which refers to a person who is sullen, gloomy, and unhappy. These words can be used interchangeably to describe a person who is difficult to get along with due to their unpleasant demeanor.

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What are the hypernyms for Curmudgeonly?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for curmudgeonly?

Curmudgeonly has a negative connotation that often describes a grumpy, ill-tempered person. However, there are some antonyms that can be used to describe a person who is the opposite of curmudgeonly. These include jovial, cheerful, friendly, kind, amiable, affable, genial, outgoing, and lighthearted. Jovial refers to a person who is happy and full of life, while cheerful implies a person who is optimistic and upbeat. Kind and amiable are often used to describe caring and friendly individuals, while affable and genial describe someone who is cordial and easy to approach. Outgoing suggests someone who is sociable, while lighthearted describes a person who is carefree and cheerful.

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Usage examples for Curmudgeonly

She vowed it was done curmudgeonly to vex her, because her uncle hated wedding-presents and had grunted at the exhibition of cups and saucers, and this and that beautiful service, and epergnes and inkstands, mirrors, knives and forks, dressing-cases, and the whole mighty category.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith"
George Meredith
Name it, heartily, pleasure; and in contempt of the moralist burgess, praise the dance of a woman and the man together high over a curmudgeonly humping solitariness, that won't forgive an injury, nurses rancour, smacks itself in the face, because it can't-to use the old schoolboy words-take a licking!
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith"
George Meredith

Famous quotes with Curmudgeonly

  • Dr. Cox mentors the rookie doctors with a spoonful of dirt and then a cup of sugar. I see him as an archetypal descendent of two of my favorite curmudgeonly characters: Lou Grant and Louie De Palma.
    John C. McGinley

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