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I should probably tell you the name of this situationally cranky man.

If you find a cranky spot, add pressure, but don’t go overboard—too much force can cause the muscle to contract.

Philip had grown cranky by the press frenzy surrounding the romance.

Without good-quality sleep, those critical activities don’t take place, and as a consequence, we don’t just feel tired and cranky, but the processes that lead to certain diseases may even get seeded.

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To think that it once took only a single cranky shark to scare the entire country.

After a day-long drive with three young children, we emerged from our minivan cramped, cranky, and dusty with junk food.

Even today—contrary to cranky public opinion—the political influence of multigenerational families is weak and getting weaker.

They seem, in fact, like cranky, petulant children, coked to the gills.

In a din of cranky, snarky, jaded, and occasionally even lazy late-night talk show hosts, he radiates pure joy.

I fancy he finds it rather dull with only a cranky old man and a half-crazy woman for associates.

Who Howard was, or the cranky old man and half-crazy woman, Eloise had no idea, nor did she give them a thought.

True, the equipment was old and cranky, much of it haywired together, much of it invented from scratch.

The gum king of the Moosehead region is a rather cranky old chap, who has been at the business ever since he was a youth.

They have to study and take care of cranky sick folks for three whole years before they can wear those white clothes.

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On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cranky, such as: cantankerous, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, irritable, and ornery.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.