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crank·y 1

adj. crank·i·er, crank·i·est
1. Having a bad disposition; peevish.
2. Having eccentric ways; odd.
3. Full of bends and turns; crooked: a cranky mountain road.
4. Working unpredictably; erratic: a cranky old truck.
5. Rickety; loose.

crank′i·ly adv.
crank′i·ness n.

crank·y 2

adj. crank·i·er, crank·i·est Nautical
Liable to capsize.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crankiness - a fussy and eccentric disposition
ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
شُذوذ الأطْوار
nehezen kezelhető természet
sérviska; önuglyndi


(= eccentricity)Verrücktheit f
(esp US: = bad temper) → Griesgrämigkeit f


(krӕŋk) noun
a person with strange or odd ideas.
ˈcranky adjective
ˈcrankiness noun
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