from The Century Dictionary.

  • Surly; sullen; gruff; grumpy.


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  • Let a pig out of his stye, afford him every conceivable opportunity of intellectual and physical improvement, and he will carefully search out the nearest mudhole -- unhappy until he finds it -- will thrust not only his nose but his body into it, and will find supreme enjoyment in wallowing in the mire; and no blame to him for this; he is grumpish by nature.

    The Lifeboat 1859


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