HyperDic: cross-grained

English > 2 senses of the word cross-grained:
ADJECTIVEallcross-grained, contrariousdifficult to deal with
allcross-grained, curly-grained, wavy-grainedof timber
English > cross-grained: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningDifficult to deal with.
Synonymcontrarious
Broaderstubborn, obstinate, unregeneratetenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
English > cross-grained: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel.
Synonymscurly-grained, wavy-grained
Broaderunevennot even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture

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