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Meaning of CRABBED

Pronunciation:  'krabid

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  perversely irritable

CRABBED is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bad-tempered, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-natured, ill-tempered



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Crab"bed\ (kr?b"b?d), a. [See {Crab},n.]
1. Characterized by or manifesting, sourness, peevishness, or
   moroseness; harsh; cross; cynical; -- applied to feelings,
   disposition, or manners.

         Crabbed age and youth can not live together. --Shak.

2. Characterized by harshness or roughness; unpleasant; --
   applied to things; as, a crabbed taste.

3. Obscure; difficult; perplexing; trying; as, a crabbed
   author. ``Crabbed eloquence.'' --Chaucer.

         How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and
         crabbed, as dull fools suppose.       --Milton.

4. Cramped; irregular; as, crabbed handwriting. --
   {Crab"bed*ly}, adv. -- {Crab"bed*ness}, n.

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