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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcrotchetycrotch‧et‧y /ˈkrɒtʃəti $ ˈkrɑː-/ adjective  BAD-TEMPEREDeasily annoyed or made slightly angry syn grumpy a crotchety old man
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crotchetyHe was warm, gregarious, crotchety, and humorous.Meanwhile, in personal life he became a reasonably prosperous but crotchety landowner.When we were in Germany, we rented a room from a crotchety old woman named Brunhilde.The old woman had got very crotchety since being warmed up.
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