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1. Having an irregular, transverse, or diagonal grain, as opposed to a parallel grain.
2. Troublesome to deal with; contrary.
1. (Forestry) (of timber) having the fibres arranged irregularly or in a direction that deviates from the axis of the piece
2. perverse, cantankerous, or stubborn
1. (of timber)
a. having the grain running transversely or diagonally.
b. having an irregular grain.
2. stubborn; perverse.
cross′-grained′ness (-ˈgreɪnd-, -ˈgreɪ nɪd-) n.
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|Adj.||1.||cross-grained - difficult to deal with|
|2.||cross-grained - of timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel|
uneven - not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain"