|part of speech:
||stubborn, mean, or disagreeable.
Some of the neighbors have been ornery about the proposed community center.She's so ornery; she won't even try on the new clothes I got her.I wouldn't ask him now; he tends to be ornery first thing in the morning.
- cantankerous, irascible, mean, stubborn
- similar words:
- bad-tempered, crabby, crusty, disagreeable, feisty, grouchy, headstrong, obstinate, pigheaded, quarrelsome, short-tempered, sour, surly