HyperDic: cantankerous

English > 2 senses of the word cantankerous:
ADJECTIVEallcantankerous, bloody-mindedstubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
allcantankerous, crotchety, orneryhaving a difficult and contrary disposition
cantankerous > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > cantankerous: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningstubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate.
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Broaderstubborn, obstinate, unregeneratetenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
Spanishcascarrabias, intratable, irascible
English > cantankerous: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving a difficult and contrary disposition.
Example"a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
Synonymscrotchety, ornery
Broaderill-naturedHaving an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Spanisharisco, esquivo, gruñón, gruñona, hosco, predispuesta, predispuesto
Catalanesquerp, esquiu, esquívol
Adverbscantankerouslyin a bad mood

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