Part of speech:
Having a bad disposition; peevish.
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 usual or ordinary; singular; peculiar; strange
(Physiol.) Able to respond to a stimulus
The definition of obstinate is extremely stubborn and determined to have your own way.
Subject to caprices; tending to change abruptly and without apparent reason; erratic; flighty
Showing ill humor; annoyed.
Created in the fancy; imaginary; not real
In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
The definition of ornery is someone bad tempered or stubborn.
Find another word for crotchety. In this page you can discover 19 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for crotchety, like: cranky, eccentric, cantankerous, odd, irritable, obstinate, unusual, capricious, cross, difficult and fanciful.