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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Bad-tempered or quarrelsome.

Usage examples (39)
  • The bear was always a little cantankerous in the mornings.
  • A cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady
  • Republicans politely call him "cantankerous" - at least that's what they say in public.
  • He was called cantankerous, which he probably took as a badge of honour. for more
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