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synonyms for ornery

  • cranky
  • grouchy
  • grumpy
  • hard-nosed
  • ill-tempered
  • nasty
  • obstinate
  • vicious
  • cantankerous
  • contemptible
  • crabby
  • crusty
  • difficult
  • disagreeable
  • ignoble
  • irritable
  • quarrelsome
  • rotten
  • sour
  • surly
  • testy
  • unfriendly
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antonyms for ornery

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  • agreeable
  • friendly
  • happy
  • helpful
  • kind
  • nice
  • pleasant
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How to use ornery in a sentence

Located just south of the park’s northeast entrance, past the green prairies and ornery bison herds, this viewpoint looks out over a veritable maze of fast-eroding, rust-tinted badlands formations.
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Daniel Craig’s farewell to the franchise is a work of ornery grace, and a reminder that nothing lasts forever.
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Principled but also a bit thuggish, witty yet vaguely ornery, taciturn yet capable of being wounded, he became—by stealth, across five pictures—the best version of the character, the one we didn’t know we wanted.
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The experience helped me to understand my emotions toward her in a way I never could have managed as an ornery 13-year-old.
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In the early days, the kid was “an ornery, little s---,” he remembers.
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With a roast apple in his snout, and a ribbon—a blue—no, a pink ribbon decorating his ornery little tail.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
I felt so ornery and low down and mean that I says to myself, my mind's made up; I'll hive that money for them or bust.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
The Irish may be ornery, and they aint worth much, but they are a whole lot better than the —— —— Dutch.
THE BEHAVIOR OF CROWDSEVERETT DEAN MARTIN
I'm for the Union as she air, and withered be the arm of every ornery cuss who attempts to bust her up.
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The jail was a ornery edifiss, but the table was librally surplied with Bakin an Cabbidge.
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WORDS RELATED TO ORNERY

  • allergic to
  • conflicting
  • contrary
  • detrimental
  • disadvantageous
  • down on
  • down side
  • have no use for
  • inimical
  • injurious
  • inopportune
  • negative
  • opposed
  • opposing
  • opposite
  • ornery
  • reluctant
  • repugnant
  • stuffy
  • unfortunate
  • unfriendly
  • unlucky
  • unpropitious
  • unwilling
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