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.
(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
Not usual or ordinary; singular; peculiar; strange
In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
Find another word for crotchety. In this page you can discover 19 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for crotchety, like: cranky, cantankerous, irritable, obstinate, capricious, cross, difficult, fanciful, ornery, surly and vagarious.