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  • 101grouty — a. (Colloq.) Sullen, moody, sulky, surly, morose, cross, glum, grum, spleeny, cynical, crabbed, cross grained, out of humor, out of temper …

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  • 102ill-natured — a. 1. Malevolent, unkind, disobliging, unfriendly, unamiable, hateful. 2. Morose, sullen, sulky, cross, churlish, crabbed, sour, perverse, wayward, crusty, petulant, cross grained, ill tempered, acrimonious, bitter …

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  • 103sulky — a. Cross, morose, sour, sullen, spleeny, spleenish, splenetic, perverse, wayward, surly, moody, dogged, churlish, mumpish, cross grained, ill tempered, ill humored, in the sulks, out of humor, out of temper, out of tune …

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  • 104ugly — a. 1. Unsightly, plain, homely, ordinary, ill looking, ill favored, unprepossessing, uncomely, unlovely. 2. Frightful, horrible, hideous, horrid, shocking, terrible, grewsome, loathsome, monstrous. 3. Cross, ill tempered, cross grained, spiteful …

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  • 105crotchety — adjective it s the dreadful arthritis that has made him so crotchety Syn: bad tempered, irascible, irritable, grumpy, grouchy, cantankerous, short tempered, tetchy, testy, curmudgeonly, ill tempered, ill humored, ill natured, cross grained,… …

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  • 106crusty — adjective 1) crusty French bread Syn: crisp, crispy, well baked; crumbly, brittle, friable Ant: soft, soggy 2) a crusty old man Syn: irritable …

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  • 107churlish — adj 1. rustic, rural, peasantlike, agrestic, agrarian; pastoral, bucolic, bucolical, sylvan or silvan, Arcadian; inurbane, backwoods, provincial, countrified, countrybred, country born, upcountry, from the sticks, yokelish, Sl. hickish, Sl. rube …

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  • 108contrary — adj 1. opposite, counter, contradictory, contrapositive, converse, antithetical; incompatible, incongruous, irreconcilable, worlds apart, poles apart; discordant, clashing, discrepant, inconsistent. 2. averse, hostile, unfriendly, antagonistic,… …

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  • 109fractious — adj 1. peevish, irritable, testy, captious, snappish, quarrelsome, pettish, waspish, touchy; out of sorts, crabbed, grouchy, ill natured, ill humored, cross, splenetic; churlish, acrimonious, bitter, sour, caustic; petulant, sulky, sullen, morose …

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  • 110ornery — adj Informal. 1. cantankerous, surly, irascible, iracund, crabbed, crabby; ill natured, unfriendly, obnoxious, choleric; ill tempered, bad tempered, short tempered, quick tempered; brusque, peppery, crusty, grumpy, grouchy, dyspeptic, bearish,… …

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  • 111perverse — adj 1. contrary, contradictory, Archaic. contrarious, froward, contumacious, cross grained, seditious, refractory, querulous; wayward, disobedient, intransigent, wrong headed; troublesome, vexatious, difficult; wild, unruly, unmanageable,… …

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  • 112quarrelsome — adj 1. argumentative, inharmonious, contentious, combative, wranglesome; dissident, dissentient, dissentious; exceptive, controversial, litigious, disputatious, hostile, unpacific, pugnacious, combative; discordant, bellicose, battlesome,… …

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  • 113crotchety — [adj] irritable, often due to old age awkward, bad tempered, bearish, cantankerous, contrary, crabby*, cranky, cross, cross grained, crusty, curmudgeonly, difficult, disagreeable, eccentric, fractious, grouchy, grumpy, irritable, obstinate,… …

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  • 114knot — knot1 [nät] n. [ME knotte < OE cnotta, akin to Du knot, Swed knut, Ger knoten < IE * gn eu t < base * gen , to press together > KNOB, KNEAD] 1. a lump or knob in a thread, cord, etc., formed by passing one free end through a loop and… …

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  • 115angled — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …

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  • 116bias catacorner cata-cornered catercorner cater-cornered catty-corner catty-cornered diagonal kitty-corner kitty-cornered oblique skew skewed slanted — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …

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  • 117Churlish — Churl ish, a. 1. Like a churl; rude; cross grained; ungracious; surly; illiberal; niggardly. Churlish benefits. Ld. Burleigh. [1913 Webster] Half mankind maintain a churlish strife. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. Wanting pliancy; unmanageable;… …

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  • 118convergent — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …

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  • 119crossed decussate intersectant intersecting — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …

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  • 120Crossgrained — Cross grained ( gr?nd ), a. 1. Having the grain or fibers run diagonally, or more or less transversely and irregularly, so as to interfere with splitting or planing. [1913 Webster] If the stuff proves crossgrained, . . . then you must turn your… …

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