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Synonyms for cantankerouskænˈtæŋ kər əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bloody-minded, cantankerous(adj)

    stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

    "unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator

    Synonyms:
    bloodthirsty, ornery, crotchety, cantankerous, sanguinary, bloody-minded

    Antonyms:
    docile, good-natured

  2. cantankerous, crotchety, ornery(adj)

    having a difficult and contrary disposition

    "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers

    Synonyms:
    crotchety, ornery, cantankerous, bloody-minded

    Antonyms:
    good-natured, docile

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cantankerous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    crabbed, perverse, stubborn, obstinate, unyielding, refractory, contumacious, headstrong, wilful, dogged, intractable, heady, obdurate, stiff, cross-grained


Translations for cantankerous

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  • заядлив, придирчивBulgarian
  • nevrlý, hašteřivýCzech
  • launisch, zänkisch, übellaunig, mürrischGerman
  • κακότροποςGreek
  • mal genio, mañoso, intratable, enojadizo, ariscoSpanish
  • riidanhaluinen, ilkeäFinnish
  • irritableFrench
  • stizzosoItalian
  • cantankerousLatin
  • pukukinoMāori
  • korzelig, dwarsDutch
  • kłótliwy, przewrotnyPolish
  • supărăcios, iritabil, susceptibilRomanian
  • сварливыйRussian
  • gnällig, grälsjuk, grinig, kvirrig, knarrig, kverulantiskSwedish
  • சண்டையிடும் குணமுள்ளTamil

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