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cranky

crank·y

cranky

 
pronunciation:
kraeng ki
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: crankier, crankiest
definition 1: cross-tempered; grouchy.
The baby is cranky when he is hungry.
similar words:
cross, grumpy, ill-natured, peevish
definition 2: queer or peculiar; eccentric.
definition 3: difficult or unreliable of operation.
This engine is cranky on cold mornings.
derivations: crankily (adv.), crankiness (n.)
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