Part of speech:
Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous:
The definition of morose is having a gloomy attitude or character.
In an ill humor; bad-tempered; peevish
Gloomy; dismal; sad; depressing
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
Like or characteristic of a boor; rude; awkward; ill-mannered
Stingy or mean
Involving interchange; reciprocal.
Rough and outspoken; not patient, kindly, or refined
Moody and melancholy; dejected.
In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
Harsh and throaty; hoarse
Having or showing great pride in oneself and disdain, contempt, or scorn for others; proud; arrogant; supercilious
Having a bad temper
Not urbane; crude; unpolished
Querulous or discontented.
Ill-mannered, discourteous, or insulting:
Having the sharp, acid taste of lemon juice, vinegar, green fruit, etc.
Sensitive to touch; easily irritated, as a part of the body
Not civilized; barbarous
The definition of a curmudgeon is a cranky, ill tempered individual.
Having a harmful influence:
Partially or totally dark, especially dismal and dreary:
Expressive of a mood, especially a sullen or gloomy mood:
The definition of saturnine is someone or someplace that is gloomy, dark, moody or mysterious.
The definition of cantankerous is someone who is bad tempered, grumpy or looking for an argument.
Having a bad disposition; peevish.
Surly and peevish; cranky.
Having a bad temper; irritable.
Characterized by or resulting from anger.
The definition of nasty is something that is very dirty, unpleasant or offensive.
Likely to snap or bite, as a dog.
(Informal) Rapid and without delay.
Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome.
Having or showing a bad temper
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