grumpiness grumpiness

Definition(s):

  • (n) a fussy and eccentric disposition

Usage(s):

  1. Rather, they carry the luggage and provisions, with a mixture of grace and grumpiness, while you trek alongside.
  2. While other polls are not so dire for Labour, its canvassers are greeted with enough grumpiness to worry that millions of their backers will stay home.
  3. Ordinary grumpiness has been marginalized by blatant moodism, symptomized, pathologized, made to seem like a bad thing.

News

  • What to watch: Broncos-49ers

    The Broncos have given the requisite it-will-be-good-to-hit-somebody-else nuggets this week as the usual on-field grumpiness that comes with the third week of training camp has arrived. But as they head into tonight's preseason opener in San Francisco here are a few things of note: Position battles The most heated in a starting lineup that is already largely spoken for are at running back ...
    on August 8, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

Quotes

  1. "We'll look back on this two or three years from now, we'll say this was the year that this was resolved - not without some grumpiness, you know, some difficulty, but we will have resolved it and we can move on to the more important issues, quite...
    on Jun 19, 2006 By: Jim Flaherty Source: 940 News

  2. "We all have to buy into what we're doing," said Vickery, a key figure in the win in Sydney four years ago. "The ultimate success of the '03 team was just through sheer grumpiness of a group of players who just refused to give up, and ground...
    on Oct 6, 2007 By: Phil Vickery Source: Stuff.co.nz

  3. "Abner has a code of honor and a code of behavior, which has been violated and has made him angry," Holbrook explains. "The side you see of the man in the film is mostly a man filled with anger and grumpiness. He's on a mission of survival."
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Hal Holbrook Source: Los Angeles Times

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