- Cranky and cross suggest moods in which one cannot be easily pleased or satisfied, cranky because of stubborn notions or whims, and cross because of ill humor
- Touchy applies to one who is acutely irritable or sensitive and is too easily offended
- Splenetic suggests a peevish moroseness in one quick to vent his malice or spite
- Irascible and choleric are applied to persons who are hot-tempered and can be roused to a fit of anger at the slightest irritation
- Irritable implies quick excitability to annoyance or anger, usually resulting from emotional tension, restlessness, physical indisposition, etc.