He answered her cantankerously. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Adjective : a cantankerous, argumentative man. From Dictionary.com.
"He's taking his time," Zerft said cantankerously. From Wordnik.com. [Friend to Mankind]
"You want to hear this or not?" he asked cantankerously. From Wordnik.com. [Standoff]
He was often cantankerously teasing the security people. From Wordnik.com. [Roy J. Glauber - Autobiography] Reference
I think he ` s very cantankerously charismatic, I would call him. From Wordnik.com. [Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk] Reference
One could be reminded of John Kennedy Toole's cantankerously amusing character, Ignatius J. From Wordnik.com. [Stuart Whatley: 'War on Christmas' Comes to the Fore] Reference
So, am I getting ever more cantankerously cranky as I get older ... or are kids just getting increasingly annoying?. From Wordnik.com. [mrbradley Diary Entry] Reference
The only big idea available for Tories in recent years-Euro-scepticism-both divided them and made them look cantankerously constitutional. From Wordnik.com. [Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me] Reference
The landlord is also replacing the old-fashioned elevator lift, a cantankerously slow caged affair that currently takes up a lot of space. From Wordnik.com. [Barbra Streisand Asks $10.5 Million for Her Penthouse; Spike Lee Buys Upper East Side Town House] Reference
There is no way to hide such a disaster at a time where "participatory democracy" is cantankerously proclaimed everywhere by Chavez, a few months after Chavez set the goal of 10 million votes in 12/2006. From Wordnik.com. [Again, at a cross roads in Venezuela] Reference
And I can assure you the candidates are revved up about getting their message out to not only Americans, all over the nation watching this broadcast tonight, but also to those New Hampshire residents, cantankerously and famously independent. From Wordnik.com. [CNN Transcript Jun 3, 2007] Reference
HARTFORD - The state's eight-month budget impasse closed Tuesday as cantankerously as the quarrelsome stalemate opened: with Gov. From Wordnik.com. [News from www.rep-am.com] Reference
And if democracy is the mob -- the "worship of jackals by jackasses," as H.L. Mencken once cantankerously put it -- whom does it comprise in our scenario?. From Wordnik.com. [RealClearPolitics - Homepage] Reference
He went home dead-beat, is very irritable, off his food, can't sleep, and swears cantankerously that there's nothing the matter with him, -- the usual symptoms. From Wordnik.com. [The Red Planet] Reference
Al-Azmeh and his colleagues provide plenty of support to refute "the cliché," as al-Azmeh writes, "of a homogenous collectivity innocent of modernity, cantankerously or morosely obsessed with prayer, fasting, veiling, medieval social and penal arrangements,". From Wordnik.com. [The New York Review of Books] Reference
This was cantankerously an abject brachinus pastern when he disagreeable to fertilization the felafel with the bubaline monet of tonsillectomy the piffle into a cant pavilion. cheekily ardently soonest hotfoot, and when a dam valse them, no new enduringly is biannually to melanitta them in morpheus. From Wordnik.com. [Rational Review] Reference
With that fact in mind, it's easy to believe that the current Giants leadership that has been cantankerously resisting an A's move to San Jose has in mind one goal and one goal only: pursue a delaying game, force the A's to leave town and inherit a one-team market that would be a cash cow for them for years to come. From Wordnik.com. [SFGate: Top News Stories] Reference
"Well, it does seem to me that you are Most cantankerously particular about a little thing, Sim Robinson. From Wordnik.com. [The Comedy of Those Extraordinary Twins] Reference
"I know, I know," Daily said cantankerously. From Wordnik.com. [A Girl's Legs Stirring The Air] Reference
"I'm setting up," he answered cantankerously. From Wordnik.com. [The Thrill of Victory]
"Well, it does seem to, me that you are most cantankerously particular about a little thing, Sim Robinson. From Wordnik.com. [Those Extraordinary Twins] Reference
"Well?" he demanded cantankerously. From Wordnik.com. [Best Kept Secrets]
Polly,” said Purdy cantankerously. From Wordnik.com. [Australia Felix] Reference
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