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Meaning of CANTANKEROUS

Pronunciation:  kan'tangkurus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
  2. [adj]  (British) stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate; "unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator
 

CANTANKEROUS is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: bloody-minded, crotchety, ill-natured, ornery, stubborn
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Can*tan"ker*ous\, a.
Perverse; contentious; ugly; malicious. [Colloq.] --
{Can*tan"ker*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Can*tan"ker*ous*ness}, n.

      The cantankerous old maiden aunt.        --Thackeray.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bad-tempered, bearish, bilious, bitchy, cankered, choleric, churlish, contrary, crabbed, crabby, cranky, cross, cross-grained, crotchety, crusty, cussed, difficult, disagreeable, dour, dyspeptic, excitable, feisty, fractious, froward, grouchy, grumpy, huffish, huffy, ill-conditioned, ill-natured, ill-tempered, irascible, irritable, liverish, mean, morose, ornery, peevish, perverse, petulant, prickly, quarrelsome, snappish, sour, spiteful, spleeny, splenetic, stuffy, sulky, sullen, surly, testy, tetchy, touchy, ugly, vinegarish, vinegary, waspish, wayward, wrongheaded
 

 

 

 

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