In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) protestón informal(person) cascarrabias informal(person) rezongón
- She managed to look grumpy and grouchy for a whole 10 seconds, then her smile appeared again and she stared up at the ceiling.
- Maria in the morning was an entirely different entity from Maria the rest of the day, and twice as grouchy and irritable.
- If your answer is no and you wake up feeling grumpy and grouchy instead, then you may want to reconsider napping.
- They had come in last Monday, and he was slightly grouchy.
- I don't want to disturb him too much and being grouchy doesn't make me feel very cuddly anyhow, so I head out quickly and hope that the walk to work will clear my head a bit.
- But instead, there were snubs and grouchy charges of poisoning relationships.
- I wrote the above a few days ago, and now I'm not grouchy at all.
- Thus confined to bed and therefore incredibly grumpy and grouchy, she made life difficult for anyone visiting her.
- I am appalling in the morning, really foul-tempered and grouchy.
- I thought you were grouchy and cranky, but I had no idea what two teeth could do to a human being, and the world will never be the same.
- So we bought our minivan, and we've both been grouchy about it.
- Their discovery made them grouchy; they tried to clear us away.
- Well, I appear to have recovered from my grouchy spell this week.
- If I sometimes seem grouchy or disoriented, remember that like Walt Whitman I contain multitudes.
- She was cranky and grouchy most of the time and her feet hurt but she had work to do.
- I know I sound really grouchy and maybe I am but when I heard everybody complaining I got annoyed.
- Because Papa grew so grouchy and irascible as his health failed, I wondered at times how many people really liked him.
- If you are grouchy, irritable, or just plain mean, there will be a £100 charge for putting up with you.
- He was grouchy at me for being late, but then warmed up.
- I was so tired and grouchy I just couldn't be bothered.
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