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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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Example sentences from the Web for cantankerous
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.
"A cantankerous old woman," I remember he had called her on that occasion, and had made no further effort to propitiate her.Esther|Rosa Nouchette Carey
But this most cantankerous knight is not touched off with the completeness of Dalgetty, or even of Claud Halcro.Sir Walter Scott|George Saintsbury
Benvolio, a cantankerous, disputatious gentleman in "Romeo and Juliet."The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
One man seemed inclined to be cantankerous, but we brought it in Misadventure all right.A Case in Camera|Oliver Onions
"Well, of all cantankerous cranks he is the worst," he would say with a sigh.In the Midst of Alarms|Robert Barr