curmudgeon curmudgeon  /kər ˈmə dʒɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas

Usage(s):

  1. He routinely sounds off in his own tart, curmudgeon-like way on CNN's popular news show The Situation Room.
  2. Let me pose this question to you, Barbara, pluk, curmudgeon, etc.
  3. Never the curmudgeon of myth, Rockefeller had a droll, genial personality that masked supreme cunning and formidable self-control.

News

  1. Popovich mum on Spurs' LBJ defensive scheme

    ESPN’s Doris Burke and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich make for an outstanding interview pairing, as the league’s foremost coaching curmudgeon is confronted with legitimate questions from one of the best sideline reporters in basketball.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Gregg Popovich guards strategy for defending LeBron during NBA Finals interview

    ESPN’s Doris Burke and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich make for an outstanding interview pairing, as the league’s foremost coaching curmudgeon is confronted with legitimate questions from one of the best sideline reporters in basketball. Of course, great questions don’t guarantee great, thoughtful answers. When asked about his team’s approach to guarding LeBron James during the second half of ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. NASCAR Pocono 400: Jimmie Johnson Storming Towards the Chase with a Vengeance

    Jimmie Johnson started 2013 with just a tinge of curmudgeon in his tone. He made it a point to note that Brad Keselowski , the guy who had beaten him to the title just a few months before, wasn't quite mature enough yet in the role as the sport's title holder. It wasn't a stern comment or even a slam of Keselowski as Johnson made clear during that media day appearance ahead of the Daytona 500 ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "He gave me great advice, he always made me laugh, and the way he connected with everyone around him amazed me. The fact that he could play a convincing curmudgeon on the show, but in reality be such a compassionate and thoughtful person, is a true...
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: Ray Romano Source: Forbes

  2. Bernie Taupin, Elton John's longtime lyricist, noted Henley's reputation as a "bit of a curmudgeon."
    on Feb 10, 2007 By: Bernie Taupin Source: Forbes

  3. "It has a lot of sly humor in it," Wilson said. "Even when all Henry wants to do is buy booze, he keeps getting dragged into these conversations, and I love the idea of this curmudgeon who has to deal with people despite himself."
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Luke Wilson Source: Reuters Canada

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