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 Dictionary entry overview: What does curmudgeonly mean? 

CURMUDGEONLY (adjective)
  The adjective CURMUDGEONLY has 1 sense:

1. brusque and surly and forbidding

  Familiarity information: CURMUDGEONLY used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CURMUDGEONLY (adjective)

Sense 1curmudgeonly [BACK TO TOP]


Brusque and surly and forbidding


curmudgeonly; gruff; ill-humored; ill-humoured; crusty

Context examples:

crusty remarks / a crusty old man / his curmudgeonly temper / gruff manner / a gruff reply


ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

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