Crank and Curmudgeon


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Crank noun – An irritable and complaining person.
Usage example: he's always a crank until he has his morning coffee

Curmudgeon and crank are semantically related in ill-natured person topic. In some cases you can use "Curmudgeon" instead a noun "Crank".
Nearby Words: cranked, cranking
Synonyms for Crank


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Curmudgeon noun – An irritable and complaining person.
Usage example: only a curmudgeon would object to the nursing home's holiday decorations

Crank and curmudgeon are semantically related (North American) in grouch topic. You can use "Crank" instead a noun "Curmudgeon", if it concerns topics such as person who complains a lot.
Nearby Word: curmudgeonly
Synonyms for Curmudgeon

How words are described

old old crank old curmudgeon
bitter bitter crank bitter curmudgeon
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