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cantankerous

can·tan·ker·ous

cantankerous

 
pronunciation:
kaen taeng k rihs
part of speech: adjective
definition: irritable, stubborn, and quarrelsome.
I'm always a bit cantankerous in the morning if I don't get enough sleep.After his wife left him, he became a bitter and cantankerous old man.
synonyms:
crabby, cross-grained, crotchety
similar words:
bad-tempered, bilious, contentious, cranky, disagreeable, grouchy, grumpy, ill-natured, irritable, ornery, peevish, perverse, quarrelsome, stubborn, surly, testy
derivations: cantankerously (adv.), cantankerousness (n.)