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Synonyms for crabbed
ˈkræb ɪdcrabbed

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. crabbed

    The sullen and sulky are discontented and resentful in regard to that against which they are too proud to protest, or consider all protest vain; sullen denotes more of pride, sulky more of resentful obstinacy. The morose are bitterly dissatisfied with the world in general, and disposed to vent their ill nature upon others. The sullen and sulky are for the most part silent; the morose growl out bitter speeches. A surly person is in a state of latent anger, resenting approach as intrusion, and ready to take offense at anything; thus we speak of a surly dog. Sullen and sulky moods may be transitory; one who is morose or surly is commonly so by disposition or habit.

    Synonyms:
    acrimonious, churlish, crusty, dogged, gloomy, gruff, ill-humored, ill-natured, morose, severe, snappish, sour, splenetic, sulky, sullen, surly

    Antonyms:
    amiable, benignant, bland, complaisant, friendly, genial, gentle, good-natured, indulgent, kind, loving, mild, pleasant, sympathetic, tender

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. crabbed

    Synonyms:
    sour, morose, crossgrained, petulant, churlish, irritable, crusty

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, open, easy, genial, conversable, warm, cordial, heart

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-temperedadjective

    annoyed and irritable

    Synonyms:
    transversal, picky, particular, bad-tempered, busy, cross(a), transverse, cross, finicky, grumpy, grouchy, finical, crabby, fussy, thwartwise, ill-tempered

    Antonyms:
    good-natured

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crabbedadjective

    Synonyms:
    sour, tart, rough

  2. crabbedadjective

    Synonyms:
    morose, surly, testy, touchy, cross, growling, snarling, snappish, cantankerous, waspish, petulant, peevish, churlish, harsh, acrimonious, caustic, captious, censorious, splenetic, out of sorts, ill-tempered

  3. crabbedadjective

    Synonyms:
    difficult, perplexing, trying, unmanageable, tough, intractable, hard to deal with

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crabbedadjective

    Synonyms:
    cross

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How to use crabbed in a sentence?

  1. Dylan Thomas:

    From my point of view the worst thing would be for it to end up in the hands of a private collector who locks it up in a bank vault for 50 years, it was hard to keep my hands off it -- I just want to pore through it, to be able to read every word in his crabbed, backwards-sloping hand -- it is such a covetable object.

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