Curmudgeon and Grinch


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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

Grinch and curmudgeon are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Grinch" instead a noun "Curmudgeon".
Nearby Word: curmudgeonly
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Grinch noun – A person who spoils the pleasure of others.
Curmudgeon and grinch are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Curmudgeon" instead a noun "Grinch".
Synonyms for Grinch
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