curmudgeonly curmudgeonly


  • (adj) brusque and surly and forbidding


  1. The story of Susan Boyle like that of Paul Potts before her is, except to the most jaded and curmudgeonly among us, completely irresistible.
  2. The curmudgeonly commentator from 60 Minutes shares entertaining nuggets of his wry wit and wisdom.
  3. Rodgers isn't just being curmudgeonly.


  • Forget Cat Beards — It's All About the Cat Fro

    Hey, cat lovers, there's a new way to embarrass your feline and find fame on the Internet. Behold, the Cat Fro. The latest Instagram photo fad has cat owners posing with their furry friend on their head. It's the new Cat Beard , which is so three weeks ago. Web-famous, curmudgeonly kitty Colonel Meow popularized the #catfro hashtag, sharing his favorite shots on Facebook. With 4,000 Likes and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mashable


  1. As Siegel explains, "He's inherently sweet-natured. Paul has a cranky, curmudgeonly aspect, but he couldn't be just that, he couldn't project unlikable creepitude. I wanted somebody who had a likability factor. I wanted people to feel affection for...
    on Jan 18, 2009 By: Robert Siegel Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Penzler said that those who didn't know the large and bearish Crumley might not understand, "but this is a man who had a gigantic heart and loved the world and loved life." "He had a curmudgeonly sort of manner about him, but if you looked...
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Otto Penzler Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat

  3. Barrymore, who stunned the crowd in John Galliano dress, said: "It was lovely to work with Hugh. He is a complete gentleman. Whereas I'm very optimistic he's very curmudgeonly. It works with the character."
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Drew Barrymore Source:

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