adjective, crank·i·er, crank·i·est.
Words nearby cranky
OTHER WORDS FROM crankycrank·i·ly, adverbcrank·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for crankiness
Nursing helped to assuage injuries, fatigue, crankiness, and even sickness.The Bogus Breastfeeding Debate Over Nursing Older Kids|Diane Wiessinger|May 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Salesmen particularly complained of her crankiness and of the unsatisfactory service they got.The Knack of Managing|Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
There's something so underbred about crankiness; and the Harwich family have always been essentially aristocrats.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
But it is more likely that our crankiness was the result of the supper we had eaten the previous night.The Story Girl|Lucy Maud Montgomery