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Origin of cantankerous
OTHER WORDS FROM cantankerouscan·tan·ker·ous·ly, adverbcan·tan·ker·ous·ness, noun
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How to use cantankerous in a sentence
The very things that make this the kind of book you could hand to a cop, a neighbor or a cantankerous uncle may make it unsatisfying for more sophisticated readers.What you think you know about poverty is probably wrong|Rosa Brooks|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
To Chicago he was still two-fisted, hard-drinking, cantankerous.
I still remember how disappointed I was by this cantankerous book.The Smartest Book About Our Digital Age Was Published in 1929|Ted Gioia|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First up, a classic profile of the cantankerous but lovable Chicago newspaper columnist Mike Royko.
The most dangerous animal to encounter when walking, I discovered, is not a lion but a cantankerous male buffalo.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot|Joanna Eede|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was ugly, cantankerous, simple enough for any farmhand to understand and fix, and indomitable.
As a rule even the most cantankerous women are placable after afternoon tea.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
It's no wonder he drinks, hitched up to a cantankerous old hyena like that.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
Some of the men I have to deal with are as bat-blind as they are cantankerous.That Lass O' Lowrie's|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Every one recognises that cantankerous obstructiveness would only make matters worse, nay, absolutely intolerable.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer
I turned away to pay off my taxi, the driver of which was very cantankerous and abusive over his fare.The Poison Belt|Arthur Conan Doyle