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Synonyms for cantankerous
kænˈtæŋ 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, 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, bloody-minded

    Antonyms:
    good-natured, docile

Editors Contribution

  1. behavior

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cantankerous(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cantankerous(a)

    Synonyms:
    perverse, contumacious, contentious, headstrong, contrary

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How to use cantankerous in a sentence?

  1. Chuang-tzu, On Leveling All Things:

    Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.

  2. Marcus Aurelius:

    If you don’t want to be cantankerous, don’t feed your temper, or multiply incidents of anger. Suppress the first impulse to be angry, then begin to count the days on which you don’t get mad.

  3. Chuang-tzu:

    Great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.


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