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If you’re dreading Thanksgiving with your cantankerous relatives, a pre-meal run could get you through the day.

The very things that make this the kind of book you could hand to a cop, a neighbor or a cantankerous uncle may make it unsatisfying for more sophisticated readers.

To Chicago he was still two-fisted, hard-drinking, cantankerous.

I still remember how disappointed I was by this cantankerous book.

First up, a classic profile of the cantankerous but lovable Chicago newspaper columnist Mike Royko.

The most dangerous animal to encounter when walking, I discovered, is not a lion but a cantankerous male buffalo.

It was ugly, cantankerous, simple enough for any farmhand to understand and fix, and indomitable.

As a rule even the most cantankerous women are placable after afternoon tea.

It's no wonder he drinks, hitched up to a cantankerous old hyena like that.

Some of the men I have to deal with are as bat-blind as they are cantankerous.

Every one recognises that cantankerous obstructiveness would only make matters worse, nay, absolutely intolerable.

I turned away to pay off my taxi, the driver of which was very cantankerous and abusive over his fare.

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On this page you'll find 99 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cantankerous, such as: cranky, dour, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, and prickly.

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