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GROUCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grouch mean? 

GROUCH (noun)
  The noun GROUCH has 1 sense:

1. a bad-tempered person

  Familiarity information: GROUCH used as a noun is very rare.


GROUCH (verb)
  The verb GROUCH has 1 sense:

1. show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

  Familiarity information: GROUCH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GROUCH (noun)


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Meaning:

A bad-tempered person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

crank; crosspatch; grouch; grump; churl

Hypernyms ("grouch" is a kind of...):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "grouch"):

crab; crabby person (a quarrelsome grouch)

fire-eater; hothead (a belligerent grouch)

misanthrope; misanthropist (someone who dislikes people in general)


GROUCH (verb)


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Meaning:

Show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

grouch; grumble; scold

Context examples:

He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong / We grumbled about the increased work load

Hypernyms (to "grouch" is one way to...):

complain; kick; kvetch; plain; quetch; sound off (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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