grouch

I
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. complainer, grumbler, grump, malcontent, growler, bear*, sourpuss*, sorehead*, crab*, crank*, griper*, bellyacher*, grouser*, kicker*.
v.
Syn. mutter, grumble, gripe*; see complain 1 .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
complainer, faultfinder, grumbler, nag, whiner, crab, curmudgeon, *sourpuss, *bear, *grump.
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v.
complain, find fault, grumble, nag, whine, crab, *grump, sulk, gripe, grouse, bellyache, growl.
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A person who habitually complains or grumbles: complainer, crab, faultfinder, growler, grumbler, grump, murmurer, mut-terer, whiner. Informal: crank, griper, grouser. Slang: bellyacher, sorehead, sourpuss. See HAPPY. II verb To express negative feelings, especially of dissatisfaction or resentment: complain, grump, whine. Informal: crab, gripe, grouse, kick. Slang: beef, bellyache, bitch. See FEELINGS, HAPPY.

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  • grouch´i|ly — grouch|y «GROW chee», adjective, grouch|i|er, grouch|i|est. Informal. tending to grumble or complain; surly; ill tempered. –grouch´i|ly, adverb. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • grouch|y — «GROW chee», adjective, grouch|i|er, grouch|i|est. Informal. tending to grumble or complain; surly; ill tempered. –grouch´i|ly, adverb. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • grouch — (n.) ill tempered person, 1896, earlier state of irritable glumness (1890, in expressions such as to have a grouch on), U.S. college student slang, of uncertain origin, possibly from grutching complaint, grumbling (see GRUTCH (Cf. grutch)). The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • grouch — (grouch), n. A bad tempered person. Syn: grump, crank, churl, crosspatch. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grouch — grouch; grouch·i·ly; grouch·i·ness; …   English syllables

  • grouch — v. i. to complain habitually, especially about minor or routine annoyances. Syn: grumble, gripe. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grouch — [n] person who complains a lot bear*, bellyacher*, bug*, crab*, crank, crosspatch*, curmudgeon, faultfinder, griper, grouser, growler, grumbler, grump*, kicker*, malcontent, moaner, sorehead*, sourpuss*, whiner; concepts 412,423 grouch [v]… …   New thesaurus

  • grouch — ☆ grouch [grouch ] vi. [< earlier grutch < ME grucchen: see GRUDGE] to grumble or complain in a sulky way n. 1. a person who grouches continually 2. a grumbling or sulky mood 3. a complaint …   English World dictionary

  • grouch — informal ► NOUN 1) a habitually grumpy person. 2) a complaint or grumble. ► VERB ▪ complain ill temperedly; grumble. ORIGIN from Old French grouchier to grumble, murmur …   English terms dictionary

  • grouch — I UK [ɡraʊtʃ] / US noun [countable] Word forms grouch : singular grouch plural grouches informal 1) someone who complains a lot or is often in a bad mood 2) a complaint II UK [ɡraʊtʃ] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms grouch : present tense… …   English dictionary

  • grouch — grouch1 [grautʃ] n informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from grutch complaint (14 19 centuries), from Old French grouchier to complain ] 1.) someone who is always complaining ▪ an old grouch 2.) something unimportant that you complain… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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