cantankerous definition

  • adjective:
    • Ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable: disliked this lady cantankerous landlord.
    • Hard To manage: "had to make use of fluid helium, which is supercold, costly and cantankerous” ( Boston Globe).
    • fond of or marked by an ill-tempered nature, ill-tempered, cranky, surly, crabby.
    • Perverse; controversial; ugly; destructive.
    • stubbornly obstructive and hesitant to cooperate
    • having a hard and contrary personality
    • Ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable: disliked her cantankerous landlord.
    • Difficult to handle: "had to use liquid helium, which is supercold, costly and cantankerous” ( Boston Globe).
    • provided to or marked by an ill-tempered nature, ill-tempered, cranky, surly, crabby.
    • Perverse; contentious; ugly; malicious.
    • stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
    • having a hard and contrary disposition
  • others:
    • fond of or marked by ill-tempered contradiction or resistance; contradictory; mulish; controversial; mix; waspish; ill-natured: since, “a cantankerous humour,”
    • Given to or marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; contradictory; mulish; contentious; cross; waspish; ill-natured: as, “a cantankerous humour,”

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