Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
cross-grained

cross-grained

pronunciation:
kraws greInd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of lumber, having a grain that runs across or diagonally to the length.
definition 2: (informal) stubborn or hard to deal with.
similar words:
cantankerous, pigheaded