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synonyms for cantankerous

  • cranky
  • dour
  • grouchy
  • grumpy
  • irascible
  • prickly
  • quarrelsome
  • testy
  • bad-tempered
  • bearish
  • bloody-minded
  • captious
  • choleric
  • contrary
  • critical
  • cross
  • crotchety
  • crusty
  • disagreeable
  • huffy
  • ill-humored
  • ill-natured
  • irritable
  • morose
  • obstinate
  • ornery
  • peevish
  • perverse
  • petulant
  • snappish
  • sour
  • stubborn
  • vinegarish
  • vinegary
See also synonyms for: cantankerousness

antonyms for cantankerous

MOST RELEVANT
  • cheerful
  • easygoing
  • happy
  • pleasant
  • easy
  • good-natured
  • nice
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How to use cantankerous in a sentence

If you’re dreading Thanksgiving with your cantankerous relatives, a pre-meal run could get you through the day.
YOUR LAST-MINUTE TRAINING GUIDE TO DOMINATING THIS YEAR’S TURKEY TROTCLAIRE MALDARELLINOVEMBER 21, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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.
WHAT YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT POVERTY IS PROBABLY WRONGROSA BROOKSMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As a rule even the most cantankerous women are placable after afternoon tea.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
It's no wonder he drinks, hitched up to a cantankerous old hyena like that.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
Some of the men I have to deal with are as bat-blind as they are cantankerous.
THAT LASS O' LOWRIE'SFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Every one recognises that cantankerous obstructiveness would only make matters worse, nay, absolutely intolerable.
AMERICA TO-DAY, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONSWILLIAM ARCHER
I turned away to pay off my taxi, the driver of which was very cantankerous and abusive over his fare.
THE POISON BELTARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
It had cost him more trouble than enough to assemble together the cantankerous townsfolk.
THE FOURTH ESTATE, VOL. 2ARMANDO PALACIO VALDS
If folks wa'n't sorry for her there wouldn't a soul go near her from mornin' till night, she's that cantankerous.
POLLYANNAELEANOR H. PORTER
General, I've reconnoitered in force, and found the enemy both numerious and cantankerous.
THE ORPHEUS C. KERR PAPERS. SERIES 1ROBERT H. NEWELL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CANTANKEROUS

  • atrabilious
  • cantankerous
  • snarly
  • splenetic
  • surly
  • waspish
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