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English noun: grouch

1. grouch (person) a bad-tempered person


Synonymschurl, crank, crosspatch, grump


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person


Narrower (hyponym)crab, crabby person, fire-eater, hothead, misanthrope, misanthropist


English verb: grouch

1. grouch (communication) show one's unhappiness or critical attitude


SamplesHe scolded about anything that he thought was wrong.
We grumbled about the increased work load.


Synonymsgrumble, scold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off









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