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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having a difficult and contrary disposition.

Usage examples (32)
  • It's what I call a crotchety conscience -- always in the way of your doing anything like anybody else.
  • Yeah, the clothes alone would put the crotch in crotchety.
  • He sure isn't doing anything to help erase that "crotchety" image, huh.
  • The word crotchety comes to mind for more
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