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Synonyms for cranky
ˈkræŋ ki

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crank, cranky, tender, tippy(adj)

    (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

    Synonyms:
    untoughened, pettish, crank, peckish, petulant, tender, sensitive, fond, peevish, tetchy, irritable, warm, raw, fractious, nettlesome, scratchy, techy, tippy, sore, affectionate, lovesome, testy

    Antonyms:
    stable, good-natured

  2. cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy(adj)

    easily irritated or annoyed

    "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

    Synonyms:
    irritating, rough, tender, bothersome, galling, gravelly, crank, pesky, scratchy, pettish, pestiferous, pestering, abrasive, uneven, vexing, petulant, irritable, excitable, plaguey, refractory, teasing, tippy, peevish, rasping, recalcitrant, nettlesome, fractious, plaguy, tetchy, testy, spotty, techy, vexatious, raspy, peckish, annoying, grating

    Antonyms:
    good-natured, stable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cranky

    Synonyms:
    crotchety, queer

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cranky(a)

    Synonyms:
    crotchety, capricious, unreasonable, cantankerous, cross, perverse, cross-grained, contumacious unsteady

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    grumpy, grouchy, crabby, high-strung, eccentric, jittery, jumpy, edgy, skittish

How to pronounce cranky?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say cranky in sign language?

  1. cranky

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#323849tetchy

How to use cranky in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has many people in own social circle and remains often happy with them, is either Cranky or Crafty.

  2. Lewis Howes:

    Staying physically in shape helps with mental capacity and allows me to make better decisions, if I wasn’t taking care of my physical health, I’d be slower, I’d need more caffeine, and I’d be more cranky toward employees or teammates. Who cares if our business is thriving if we’re 300 pounds overweight or we have a heart attack at 35?

  3. Katie Ingram:

    'Cranky' is really the best word for it, i take a lot of medication for it, and that makes me sleepy. And I can't do a lot of the things that I like to do outside, so that makes me cranky. ... The wheezing part of it makes me feel tired.

  4. Howard Dean:

    The strategy is get your point across, never make more than one or two big points, and don't snipe at somebody without thinking it through because you don't want to look cranky.

  5. Melissa Soesmann of Leonia:

    It’s horrific, and it’s all the time, they will see that you are trying to get out, but they won’t let you. People are cranky; it’s the morning. By the time they are up here, who knows how long they have been sitting in traffic.


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