Grouchy vs Pleasant - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between grouchy and pleasant

is that grouchy is irritable; easily upset; angry; tending to complain while pleasant is giving pleasure; pleasing in manner.

As a noun pleasant is

(obsolete) a wit; a humorist; a buffoon.

grouchy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Irritable; easily upset; angry; tending to complain.
  • His boss gets grouchy when deadlines draw near.
  • * 1911 , , Chapter III,
  • Not that young Pat had a nasty temper, or was grouchy as his father had feared.
  • * 1922 , , Chapter XXXI,
  • He went in to mumble that he was "sorry, didn't mean to be grouchy ," and to inquire as to her interest in movies.
  • * 1922 , Henry William Fischer, , Author's Preface,
  • In Berlin I once heard Susie Clemens—ill-fated, talented girl, who died so young—say to her father: "Grouchy again! They do say that you can be funny when company is around—too bad that you don't consider Henry Fisher company."

    Synonyms

    * cranky * grumpy * tetchy

    References

    pleasant

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Giving pleasure; pleasing in manner.
  • * Bible, Psalms cxxxiii. 1
  • Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
  • *, chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant' as talking; just to watch was ' pleasant .}}

    Synonyms

    * nice

    Antonyms

    * unpleasant

    Derived terms

    * pleasantly * pleasantness * pleasantry

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A wit; a humorist; a buffoon.
  • (Webster 1913)

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