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ˈkræŋ kicranky

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  1. cranky

    crotchety, queer

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crank, cranky, tender, tippyadjective

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

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

    stable, good-natured

  2. cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techyadjective

    easily irritated or annoyed

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

    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

    good-natured, stable

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  1. crankyadjective

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "cranky":

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


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  1. Meir Kryger:

    Just imagine you don't sleep enough and you're cranky, who's going to want to be around you ? Another part of it is being cognitively sharp.

  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. 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.

  4. Jesse Watters:

    Being a president is kind of like being a parent, you have to manage expectations. We take the twins on a car ride to Maine from New York … I don't tell the twins we're going to get there in three hours … They're going to be cranky and confused, and they're not going to trust me the next day. And that's how other people feel. They're cranky, confused, and they're distrustful of the president.

  5. Joe Taravella:

    I would try and put their behaviors into words like saying, 'I see that you've been more cranky lately or more upset, I'm wondering if something's going on, if you feel upset about something,'.

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