AskDefine | Define grouch

Dictionary Definition

grouch n : a bad-tempered person [syn: grump, crank, churl, crosspatch] v : show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load" [syn: grumble, scold]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. One who is grumpy or irritable.
    I don't feel like hanging around with that grouch.



  1. To be grumpy or irritable; to complain.
    He spent all his time grouching about the problem instead of fixing it.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Tartar, air a grievance, bear, beef, bellyache, bellyacher, bitch, clamor, complain, complainant, complainer, crab, crank, croak, croaker, crosspatch, dragon, faultfinder, feist, fire-eater, fret, fret and fume, frondeur, fury, fuss, gripe, griper, grizzly bear, groan, grouse, grouser, growl, growler, grumble, grumbler, grump, grunt, holler, hothead, hotspur, howl, kick, kicker, killjoy, kvetch, lodge a complaint, malcontent, mope, murmur, murmurer, mutter, mutterer, querulous person, raise a howl, reactionary, reactionist, rebel, register a complaint, scold, sorehead, sourpuss, spoilsport, squawk, sulk, take on, ugly customer, wet blanket, whiner, yap, yelp
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