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synonyms for crabbed

  • cross
  • bad-tempered
  • cantankerous
  • crabby
  • cranky
  • disagreeable
  • grouchy
  • grumpy
  • irascible
  • irritable
  • peevish
  • petulant
  • querulous
  • snappish
  • snappy
  • surly
  • testy
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How to use crabbed in a sentence

Many years ago I was very much wounded (but I said nothing) to hear myself spoken of as a churl, an impossible and crabbed man.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
She took the paper almost mechanically, and for some moments she studied the crabbed signature before realizing whose it was.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
And very keenly and bitterly had she been made to feel during those first few months her dependence upon the crabbed old miller.
RUTH FIELDING AT COLLEGEALICE B. EMERSON
Am I sure that I myself have not crabbed my own show a bit in telling the full story of our fight to K. this afternoon?
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME 2IAN HAMILTON
"Generally crabbed and reticent with strangers, he took a liking to me," says Emma Lazarus.
THE POEMS OF EMMA LAZARUSEMMA LAZARUS
It is written in a small and crabbed hand unlike that of a professed scribe.
SELECTIONS FROM EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH, 1130-1250VARIOUS
My joints adapted themselves to her crabbed limits, my tastes and habits to her plain domestic economy.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
Somehow the succession of sweet, soft names sounded very attractive to the crabbed old man.
A BOOKFUL OF GIRLSANNA FULLER
Zeb's note was there, his crabbed handwriting reproduced in large, a half-sheet of the newspaper.
LITTLE BROTHERCORY DOCTOROW
He would settle upon the roof above the nest, and chirp in a crabbed, imposed-upon tone until his wife came out.
ROOF AND MEADOWDALLAS LORE SHARP
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