curmudgeonly

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Etymology[edit]

curmudgeon +‎ -ly

Adjective[edit]

curmudgeonly (comparative curmudgeonlier or more curmudgeonly, superlative curmudgeonliest or most curmudgeonly)

  1. Characteristic of a curmudgeon; churlish
    • 2021 February 9, Christina Newland, “Is Tom Hanks part of a dying breed of genuine movie stars?”, in BBC[1]:
      In A League of Their Own (1992), as the shouty baseball coach to an all-girls team, he's once again a curmudgeonly but lovable mentor figure.

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