curmudgeon
[ ker-muhj-uhn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century unknown origin
Synonyms
  • bellyacher
  • crab
  • crank
  • crosspatch
  • faultfinder
  • growler
  • grumbler
  • grump
  • killjoy
  • moaner
  • sorehead
  • whiner
Antonyms
  • trump
  • good fellow
  • delight
Definition
a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person
Example
A) In the school play, I had to act like a cranky old curmudgeon who was constantly yelling at kids. B) That woman is so kind, she makes me look like a curmudgeon!
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