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cross-grained

[ kraws-greynd, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˈgreɪnd, ˈkrɒs- /
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adjective
having the grain running transversely or diagonally, or having an irregular or gnarled grain, as timber.
stubborn; perverse.
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Origin of cross-grained

First recorded in 1640–50

OTHER WORDS FROM cross-grained

cross-grainedly, adverbcross-grainedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-grained

cross-grained

adjective
(of timber) having the fibres arranged irregularly or in a direction that deviates from the axis of the piece
perverse, cantankerous, or stubborn
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