Grouchy vs Pleasant - What's the difference?
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.
Irritable; easily upset; angry; tending to complain.
* 1911 , , Chapter III,
- His boss gets grouchy when deadlines draw near.
* 1922 , , Chapter XXXI,
- Not that young Pat had a nasty temper, or was grouchy as his father had feared.
* 1922 , Henry William Fischer, , Author's Preface,
- He went in to mumble that he was "sorry, didn't mean to be grouchy ," and to inquire as to her interest in movies.
- 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."
Giving pleasure; pleasing in manner.
* Bible, Psalms cxxxiii. 1
- Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
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