Grouch and Whiner


Grouch noun - An irritable and complaining person.
Usage example: an uncle who is a real grouch when he's sick

Whiner is a synonym for grouch in happy topic. In some cases you can use "Whiner" instead a noun "Grouch", when it comes to topics like moaner, person who complains a lot.

Nearby Words: grouchy, grouching


Whiner noun - An irritable and complaining person.
Usage example: among the hospital staff the patient in 504 had acquired a reputation for being a whiner
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Synonyms for Whiner

Grouch is a synonym for whiner in happy topic. You can use "Grouch" instead a noun "Whiner", if it concerns topics such as complainer, spoilsport, cranky person.

Both words in one sentence

  • Accentuate the Negative Problem is, "polite society" has a low tolerance level for this kind of thing, and someone who verbalizes their real thoughts on a lousy situation is likely to be frowned upon and labeled a whiner / grouch / Emo Teen relatively quickly.
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