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In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
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  1. In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
  2. Tending to complain or grumble; peevish or grumpy.
Querulous or discontented.
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  1. Querulous or discontented.
  2. Showing ill humor or impatience, as a glance or remark
  3. Hard to please; irritable; fretful; cross
Characterized by or resulting from willful opposition or resistance to what is right, expected, or reasonable:
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  1. Characterized by or resulting from willful opposition or resistance to what is right, expected, or reasonable:
  2. Deviating from what is considered right or good; wrong, improper, etc. or corrupt, wicked, etc.; specif., sexually perverted
  3. Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
That cannot be read or is not easy to read.
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  1. That cannot be read or is not easy to read.
  2. Incomprehensible; opaque:
  3. Not legible or decipherable; illegible:
Having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate:
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  1. Having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate:
  2. Hard to follow or understand because full of puzzling parts, details, or relationships
  3. Full of elaborate detail
Alternative spelling of bad-tempered.
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  1. Alternative spelling of bad-tempered.
  2. Having a bad temper or cranky disposition; irritable
  3. Of or pertaining to bad temper; showing anger.
Given to or marked by an ill-tempered nature, ill-tempered, cranky, surly, crabby.
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  1. Given to or marked by an ill-tempered nature, ill-tempered, cranky, surly, crabby.
  2. Difficult to handle:
  3. Note: Cantankerous is generally used to describe an unpleasant elderly person in a slightly pejorative manner. However, the term can be used to people in general, livestock, and machinery as well.
Not in perfect mental working order; eccentric, peculiar.
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  1. Not in perfect mental working order; eccentric, peculiar.
  2. Grouchy, irritable; easily upset.
  3. Irritable; cross
Going counter; contrary; opposed
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  1. Going counter; contrary; opposed
  2. Involving reciprocal actions, etc.
  3. Lying or passing crosswise; intersecting:
Inclined to be vexed or troubled; peevish.
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  1. Inclined to be vexed or troubled; peevish.
  2. Having or showing a tendency to fret; irritable and discontented; peevish
  3. Marked by worry and distress; troublesome:
In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
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  1. In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
  2. Tending to complain or grumble; peevish or grumpy.
Grouchy; peevish; bad-tempered
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  1. Grouchy; peevish; bad-tempered
  2. Surly and peevish; cranky.
Having or showing a bad temper; quarrelsome; sullen; irritable
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  1. Having or showing a bad temper; quarrelsome; sullen; irritable
Characterized by or resulting from anger.
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  1. Characterized by or resulting from anger.
  2. Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.
  3. Showing or resulting from a quick temper or a fit of anger
Capable of responding to a stimulus. Used of an organism.
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  1. Capable of responding to a stimulus. Used of an organism.
  2. (Physiol.) Able to respond to a stimulus
  3. Easily irritated or annoyed.
Very dangerous, troublesome, grievous, etc.
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  1. Very dangerous, troublesome, grievous, etc.
  2. Exasperatingly difficult to solve or handle:
  3. Mean; malicious; ill-humored
Contrary; fractious.
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  1. Contrary; fractious.
  2. Showing ill humor or impatience, as a glance or remark
  3. Hard to please; irritable; fretful; cross
Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish.
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  1. Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish.
  2. Contemptuous in speech or behavior.
  3. Impatient or irritable, esp. over petty things; peevish
Given to complaining; peevish.
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  1. Given to complaining; peevish.
  2. Full of complaint; peevish
  3. Inclined to find fault; complaining
Irritable and curt:
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  1. Irritable and curt:
  2. Likely to snap or bite, as a dog.
  3. Cross or irritable, uncivil; sharp-tongued
(Informal) Brisk, vigorous, or lively
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  1. (Informal) Brisk, vigorous, or lively
  2. (Informal) Irritable.
  3. Snappish; cross
Bad-tempered; sullenly rude; hostile and uncivil
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  1. Bad-tempered; sullenly rude; hostile and uncivil
  2. Threatening, as of weather conditions; ominous:
  3. Threatening, menacing, gloomy.
Irritable; touchy; peevish
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  1. Irritable; touchy; peevish
  2. Irritated, impatient, or exasperated; peevish:
Marked by or inclined to anger or bad feelings; disagreeable:
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  1. Marked by or inclined to anger or bad feelings; disagreeable:
  2. Bad, vile, repulsive, offensive, objectionable, etc.
  3. (Informal) Ill-tempered; cross
Indicative of irritation, annoyance, or spite:
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  1. Indicative of irritation, annoyance, or spite:
  2. Easily irritated or annoyed; irascible.
  3. Having a slender waist, like a wasp
Crabbed; difficult, or perplexing.
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  1. Crabbed; difficult, or perplexing.
  2. Visibly irritated or annoyed; grouchy, irritable, in a foul mood; given to complaining or finding fault in an annoyed way.
  3. Cross and complaining; peevish; ill-tempered
Expressing spite or malice:
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  1. Expressing spite or malice:
  2. (Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
  3. Ignoble; base:
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