Crank and Grumbler


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

Grumbler is a synonym for crank in happy topic. In some cases you can use "Grumbler" instead a noun "Crank", when it comes to topics like ill-tempered person.
Nearby Words: cranked, cranking
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Grumbler noun – An irritable and complaining person.
Usage example: the motor coach tour would have been okay if I hadn't been paired up with a grumbler who whined through the whole thing

Crank is a synonym for grumbler in happy topic. You can use "Crank" instead a noun "Grumbler", if it concerns topics such as ill-tempered person, grouch.
Nearby Words: grumble, grumbling, grumbled
Synonyms for Grumbler
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