adjective, crank·i·er, crank·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM crankycrank·i·ly, adverbcrank·i·ness, noun
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After a day-long drive with three young children, we emerged from our minivan cramped, cranky, and dusty with junk food.Disney World Means Everything to a Special Needs Mom|Elizabeth Picciuto|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even today—contrary to cranky public opinion—the political influence of multigenerational families is weak and getting weaker.
They seem, in fact, like cranky, petulant children, coked to the gills.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a din of cranky, snarky, jaded, and occasionally even lazy late-night talk show hosts, he radiates pure joy.
Jonathan Freedland reviews a new biography of the cranky German socialist in the New York Times.
More than once, as the wind changed a point, it seemed that the cranky craft must turn turtle.In Clive's Command|Herbert Strang
"Some of the boys do shake 'em up when they feel sort of cranky," admitted Ketchel.Frontier Boys in Frisco|Wyn Roosevelt
True, the equipment was old and cranky, much of it haywired together, much of it invented from scratch.Security|Poul William Anderson
He's just naturally mean and cranky, and when he found Grit wandering about the street he probably notified a dog-catcher.Dick Hamilton's Football Team|Howard R. Garis
Inga, youre much too good for me with my cranky ways, my bad temper and worse.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson