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Contrary or counter; opposing.
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  1. Contrary or counter; opposing.
  2. Involving reciprocal actions, etc.
  3. Lying or passing crosswise; intersecting:
Irritable; touchy; peevish
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  1. Irritable; touchy; peevish
  2. Irritated, impatient, or exasperated; peevish:
Cantankerous or eccentric
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  1. Cantankerous or eccentric
  2. Capriciously stubborn or eccentric; perverse.
  3. Cranky, disagreeable, or stubborn, especially if prone to odd whims or fancies.
Marked by worry and distress; troublesome:
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  1. Marked by worry and distress; troublesome:
  2. Inclined to be vexed or troubled; peevish.
  3. Having or showing a tendency to fret; irritable and discontented; peevish
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.
(Of handwriting) Crowded together and difficult to read.
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  1. (Of handwriting) Crowded together and difficult to read.
  2. Difficult to understand; complicated.
  3. Peevish; morose; 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:
Marked by extreme contrasts and incongruities of color, design, or style
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  1. Marked by extreme contrasts and incongruities of color, design, or style
  2. Very odd in manner, appearance, etc.; grotesque
  3. Very strange or unusual, especially in a striking or shocking way.
(Rare) Highly detailed, as in workmanship; elaborate
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  1. (Rare) Highly detailed, as in workmanship; elaborate
  2. Eager to learn more:
  3. Arousing interest because of novelty or strangeness:
Deviating from a circular form or path, as in an elliptical orbit.
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  1. Deviating from a circular form or path, as in an elliptical orbit.
  2. Not exactly circular in shape or motion
  3. Not having the same center, as two circles one inside the other
Deviating from the customary course in conduct or opinion; eccentric:
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  1. Deviating from the customary course in conduct or opinion; eccentric:
  2. (Geol.) Designating a boulder or rock formation transported some distance from its original source, as by a glacier
  3. Having no fixed or regular course; wandering:
Markedly unusual or abnormal; strange:
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  1. Markedly unusual or abnormal; strange:
  2. Having the nature of a freak; odd; peculiar
  3. Strange, unusual, abnormal or bizarre
Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination:
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  1. Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination:
  2. Remaining after others have been paired or grouped.
  3. Not usual or ordinary; singular; peculiar; strange
Conspicuously unconventional; bizarre.
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  1. Conspicuously unconventional; bizarre.
  2. Located far from civilized areas; remote:
  3. Very odd, strange, or peculiar; fantastic; bizarre
Particular; unique; special
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  1. Particular; unique; special
  2. Belonging distinctively or primarily to one person, group, or kind; special or unique:
  3. Out of the ordinary; queer; odd; strange
(Archaic) Cleverly made or done.
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  1. (Archaic) Cleverly made or done.
  2. (Archaic) Unfamiliar or unusual in character; strange:
  3. Singular; unusual; curious
Deviating from what is expected or normal; strange:
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  1. Deviating from what is expected or normal; strange:
  2. Of a questionable nature or character; suspicious:
  3. Differing from what is usual or ordinary; odd; singular; strange
Given to quirks or idiosyncrasies; strange in a somewhat silly, awkward manner, potentially cute.
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  1. Given to quirks or idiosyncrasies; strange in a somewhat silly, awkward manner, potentially cute.
(Archaic) Existing apart from others; separate; individual
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  1. (Archaic) Existing apart from others; separate; individual
  2. Strange or unusual:
  3. Peculiar; strange; odd
Not previously known; unfamiliar:
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  1. Not previously known; unfamiliar:
  2. Quite unusual or uncommon; extraordinary
  3. Queer; peculiar; odd
Contrary to, or at variance with, nature; abnormal; strange
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  1. Contrary to, or at variance with, nature; abnormal; strange
  2. Characterized by a lack of the emotions, attitudes, or behavior regarded as natural, normal, or right
  3. Not in accordance with what usually occurs in nature:
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  1. More than usual.
  2. Unlike what is expected; differing in some way from the norm.
  3. Not usual or common; rare; exceptional
Of or about ghosts, evil spirits, or other supernatural things; unearthly, mysterious, eerie, etc.
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  1. Of or about ghosts, evil spirits, or other supernatural things; unearthly, mysterious, eerie, etc.
  2. Strikingly odd, strange, etc.; fantastic; bizarre
  3. Strikingly odd or unusual, especially in an unsettling way; strange:
(Surfing) Resembling a kook in behavior
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  1. (Surfing) Resembling a kook in behavior
  2. (Describing a person) crazy or insane
  3. Characteristic of a kook; strange or crazy.
Impulsively whimsical; eccentric:
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  1. Impulsively whimsical; eccentric:
  2. (Slang) Peculiar; irrational
Presenting danger or difficulty.
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  1. Presenting danger or difficulty.
  2. Bad, poor, etc.
  3. Odd; strange; queer
Of or like rum
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  1. Of or like rum
  2. Odd, strange, or dangerous; rum.
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