What is another word for grumpily?

58 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɡɹˈʌmpɪlɪ], [ ɡɹˈʌmpɪlɪ], [ ɡ_ɹ_ˈʌ_m_p_ɪ_l_ɪ]

Sometimes, you may want to convey a grumpy attitude in your writing, but the word "grumpily" can quickly become overused. Luckily, there are plenty of synonyms to use in its place. "Surlily" or "morosely" both convey a brooding, ill-tempered mood. "Sullenly" suggests a grumpy person who might be pouting or sulking. "Peevishly" conveys irritability and annoyance. "Crankily" suggests an older person with a sour outlook on life. "Testily" implies impatience or quick temper. Ultimately, the synonyms you choose will depend on the context of your writing and the nuances you want to convey.

How to use "Grumpily" in context?

Grumpily, Steven ambled down the sidewalk. He had already been to the bank, the grocery store, and the library- all within an hour of his usual weekday routine. As he passed the local coffee shop, he could feel the stirrings of a grumpy mood. He had no patience for people who didn't have enough sense to hurry up. And of course, there were always those tourists who just had to take their time and ruin everything. He rounded the corner and was suddenly enveloped in the familiar scent of coffee and pastries. Curiously, he decided to stop for a bite to eat.

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