Not easily controlled; stubbornly willful; contrary
The definition of cranky is someone grumpy, ill-tempered and irritable, or a machine that doesn't work well, or something eccentric or strange.
In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
The definition of nasty is something that is very dirty, unpleasant or offensive.
Difficult to operate or start:
Not easy to please, satisfy, or manage:
Capriciously stubborn or eccentric; perverse.
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
The definition of perverse is deliberately behaving badly or improperly, despite knowing that your actions are likely to have bad consequences.
Insistent upon having one's own way; headstrong, willful, disobedient, etc.
Given to acting in opposition to others
(Obsolete) Arrogant; domineering.
The definition of contrary is someone or something that is opposite to something else or is unfavorable.
Providing or having to do with support
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