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sourpuss

1. A very grumpy, scowling, ill-tempered expression, especially one in which the nose is wrinkled up and the mouth turned down in a frown. His face contorted into an awful sourpuss as he read the review of his performance in the play. What's with all the sourpusses in here? I know we lost, we put up a heck of a fight against the top team in the country!
2. Someone wearing such an expression or having such a mood. Don't be such a sourpuss, Glen. It's not the worst thing that could have happened! I thought the boss was an awful sourpuss when I first started working here, but she's actually really friendly and approachable.

sourpuss

(ˈsɑʊɚpʊs)
n. a grouchy or frowning person. (see also picklepuss.) What a sourpuss! He makes King Kong look sweet.
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I believe the cartoons have been cut because a few sourpusses whined about their being politically incorrect.
The charge that CSPI is puritanical has been heard before, of course, especially in connection with the group's highly publicized hit-and-run reports on restaurant food, which earned it a reputation as "the food police' But if CSPI were nothing but a bunch of pleasure-hating sourpusses, it would be hard to understand the organization's success in generating press coverage and attracting supporters.
But it wouldn't be Scotland, if there wasn't a few sourpusses.
What sort of petty sourpusses are these nationalists to begrudge Islanders this right?
And as you can well imagine, there are some sourpusses in your organization that will be actively resistant, so keep a smile on your Face.
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Barney's world is a happy world--which might be why he is irritating the sourpusses everywhere else.
They will be viewed as the wee sourpusses they are, and rightly so.