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cantankerous

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcantankerouscan‧tan‧ker‧ous /kænˈtæŋkərəs/ adjective 🔊 🔊 BAD ATbad-tempered and complaining a lot 🔊 a cantankerous old man
Examples from the Corpus
cantankerousAs Ethel grew older, she became more cantankerous.The cantankerous aide organized support for health care reform, coordinated the Whitewater defense and helped chart the course to renomination.A cantankerous argument followed, which the touchy Hennepin would never forget.Can it be plain cantankerous at times?Dominic Everardus Bogardus, a cantankerous but more stable replacement, arrived a year later.Brooks is the committee's cantankerous chairman.The defendant is a cantankerous individual gripped by the dangerous delusion that his opinion matters.A cantankerous sojourn in Aberdeen ended when he was forcibly evicted from his lodgings.The cantankerous tone of Hippolytus can not be denied.
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