cantankerously
adverb see cantankerous

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  • cantankerously — cantankerous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ bad tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative. DERIVATIVES cantankerously adverb cantankerousness noun. ORIGIN perhaps a blend of Anglo Irish cant «auction» and rancorous …   English terms dictionary

  • cantankerously — adverb in a bad mood he answered her cantankerously • Derived from adjective: ↑cantankerous * * * adverb : in a cantankerous manner * * * cantanˈkerously adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cantankerously — Cantankerous Can*tan ker*ous, a. Perverse; contentious; ugly; malicious. [Colloq.] {Can*tan ker*ous*ly}, adv. {Can*tan ker*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] The cantankerous old maiden aunt. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cantankerously — See cantankerous. * * * …   Universalium

  • cantankerously — adverb In a cantankerous manner …   Wiktionary

  • cantankerously — adj. angrily, irritably …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cantankerously — can·tan·ker·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • cantankerous — cantankerously, adv. cantankerousness, n. /kan tang keuhr euhs/, adj. disagreeable to deal with; contentious; peevish: a cantankerous, argumentative man. [1765 75; perh. var. of earlier *contenkerous, reflecting CONTENTIOUS, RANCOROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cantankerous — adjective Etymology: perhaps irregular from obsolete contack contention Date: 1772 difficult or irritating to deal with < a cantankerous mule > • cantankerously adverb • cantankerousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Thing (comics) — Infobox comics character character name=The Thing converted=y caption=Descript cvr art|The Thing|3|1|Jan, 2006Art by Andrea Di Vito. publisher=Marvel Comics debut= The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov 1961) creators=Stan Lee Jack Kirby alter ego=Benjamin… …   Wikipedia

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