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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcrankycrank‧y /ˈkræŋki/ adjective  1 British English informalMPSTRANGE strangeeccentric, weird Organic farming is no longer thought of as cranky.2 informalBAD-TEMPERED bad-tempered I was feeling tired and cranky.crankiness noun [uncountable]
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crankyThey became cranky and quarrelsome, and stopped most of their activities in order to conserve energy.On arrival the boy was cranky and refused to walk through the airport.But on another plane, there was a certain determined grumbling, a cranky insistence that they were not meeting their standards.Scott seems a little cranky this morning.We had a fairly peaceful time, but Clarisa and Janir argued a lot, and she was a cranky visitor.
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