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Grouchy   /grˈaʊtʃi/   Listen

Annoyed and irritable.  Synonyms: bad-tempered, crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grumpy, ill-tempered.

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"Grouchy" Quotes from Famous Books

... stupid. He said not a word to us, and when he had passed the whole length of our line, all the generals and colonels were grouped together. The command was given to order arms. The orderlies then set off like the wind; this engrossed the attention of all, but not a man stirred. The rumor spread that Grouchy was to be commander-in-chief, and that the Emperor had attacked the English four leagues away, on the route ...
— Waterloo - A sequel to The Conscript of 1813 • Emile Erckmann

... you how much it means to me, and in so many different ways. Are you sure there won't come a time when you'll think, 'Oh, if only I had never asked that noisy, nervous, nosing, messy, meddlesome, moping, miserable, growling, grumbling, grouchy, greedy, galloping, galumphing Emma ...
— Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus • Jessie Graham Flower

... Duke of the Abrubsky!" sarcastically said Dump Kane. When the grouchy Kane offered to lend his bat matters were ...
— The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories • Zane Grey

... the day, inactive spectators of the fight; their hour was now come, and, with a shout of "Vive l'Empereur!" which rose triumphantly over the din and crash of battle, they began their march. Meanwhile, aids-de-camp galloped along the lines, announcing the arrival of Grouchy, to reanimate the drooping spirits of the men; for, at last, a doubt of victory was breaking upon the minds of those who never before, in the most adverse hour of fortune, deemed his star could set that led them ...
— The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 • Ministry of Education

... England just for curiosity to see all of us under the Provisional Government. "You did not change at all." Misha, who did not know B. before, did not like her very much,—in fact, they all think she is suspicious. Aren't these youngsters peculiar? Especially Misha who is so grouchy lately—all seems dangerous to him. I never think that a woman can be anything but pretty or hideous. There is no middle, and no suspicion about them. If a woman is, what they perhaps would call "suspicious"—then there ...
— Rescuing the Czar - Two authentic Diaries arranged and translated • James P. Smythe

... up in season all would yet be well. The great conqueror, confident in its arrival, formed his reserve into an attacking column, and ordered them to charge the enemy. The whole world knows the result. Grouchy failed to appear; the imperial guard was beaten back; and Waterloo was lost. Napoleon died a prisoner at St. Helena because one of his ...
— McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader • William Holmes McGuffey

... "never hit me a lick in his life. It's just like you said, Mame; he comes in grouchy and ain't got a word to say. He never takes me out anywhere. He's a chair-warmer at home for fair. He buys me things, but he looks so glum about it that I never ...
— The Trimmed Lamp • O. Henry

... of human kindness is soured by the intense summer heat. The men are "grouchy." They jostle harshly as they push up to Minky's counter for the "appetizers" they do not need. Their greetings are few, and mostly confined to the abrupt demand, "Any luck?" Then, their noon-day drink gulped down, they slouch off into the long, frowsy dining-room at the back of the ...
— The Twins of Suffering Creek • Ridgwell Cullum

... look here!" says I. "You soft boiled, mush headed, spineless imitation of a real man! do you mean to tell me that, just because you've been tied loose from a few skirts for a week or so, and have had to deal with some grouchy hired hands, you've actually ...
— Odd Numbers - Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe • Sewell Ford

... Grouchy avait ete rejoint par l'officier que Napoleon lui avait expedie la veille a dix heures du soir, toute question eut disparu. Mais cet officier n'etait point parvenu a sa destination, ainsi que le marechal n'a cesse de l'affirmer toute sa vie, et il faut l'en croire, car autrement ...
— Wessex Poems and Other Verses • Thomas Hardy

Words linked to "Grouchy" :   ill-natured, grouch, grumpy

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