cross-grained

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cross-grained

(krôs′grānd′, krŏs′-)
adj.
1. Having an irregular, transverse, or diagonal grain, as opposed to a parallel grain.
2. Troublesome to deal with; contrary.

cross-grained

adj
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

cross′-grained′



adj.
1. (of timber)
a. having the grain running transversely or diagonally.
b. having an irregular grain.
2. stubborn; perverse.
[1640–50]
cross′-grained′ness (-ˈgreɪnd-, -ˈgreɪ nɪd-) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cross-grained - difficult to deal with
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
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"
Translations

cross-grained

[ˈkrɒsgreɪnd] ADJde fibras cruzadas