V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: a bad-tempered, disagreeable, or stubborn person
Synonyms: grouch, grump, crackpot, boor, jerk
Tips: The origin of curmudgeon is unknown; it is thought to suggest the sound of grumbling. Curmudgeon is a good word to use to describe someone who is cranky, selfish, and unwilling to try new things.
Professor Jones's assertion that words like "email" are incorrect English and should be eliminated from the language earned him a reputation as a curmudgeon. (grouch, crackpot)
John is a bit of a curmudgeon; he doesn't like to try new things, and when forced to, he complains. (grump)
The old curmudgeon yelled at children as they passed by his house. (grouch, jerk)
My grandmother was a curmudgeon when it came to learning new things and stubbornly remained set in her ways. (grump, grouch)
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