cranky


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crank·y 1

 (krăng′kē)
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

 (krăng′kē)
adj. crank·i·er, crank·i·est Nautical
Liable to capsize.

cranky

(ˈkræŋkɪ)
adj, crankier or crankiest
1. informal eccentric
2. chiefly informal US and Canadian and Irish fussy and bad-tempered
3. shaky; out of order
4. full of bends and turns
5. dialect unwell
ˈcrankily adv
ˈcrankiness n

crank•y1

(ˈkræŋ ki)

adj. crank•i•er, crank•i•est.
1. ill-tempered; grouchy.
2. eccentric; erratic.
3. shaky; malfunctioning.
4. full of bends or windings, as a road.
[1780–90]
crank′i•ly, adv.
crank′i•ness, n.

crank•y2

(ˈkræŋ ki)

adj. Naut.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cranky - (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
2.cranky - easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

cranky

adjective (U.S., Canad., & Irish informal) eccentric, wacky (slang), oddball (informal), freakish, odd, strange, funny (informal), out there (slang), bizarre, peculiar, queer (informal), rum (Brit. slang), quirky, idiosyncratic, off-the-wall (slang), freaky (slang), outré, wacko or whacko (informal) Vegetarianism has shed its cranky image.

cranky

adjective
Translations
شاذ الأطْوار
potrhlýrozmrzelývýstřední
irritabelmærkeligsær
äreäärtyisä
ćudljivhirovit
undarlegur; önugur
malmostosostravagante

cranky

[ˈkræŋkɪ] ADJ (crankier (compar) (crankiest (superl))) (= strange) [idea, person] → excéntrico (US) (= bad-tempered) → malhumorado, enojón (LAm)

cranky

[ˈkræŋki] adj
(= eccentric) [idea] → excentrique, loufoque
(US) (= bad-tempered) → grincheux/euse, revêche

cranky

adj (+er)
(= eccentric)verrückt
(esp US: = bad-tempered) → griesgrämig

cranky

[ˈkræŋkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (strange, ideas, people) → eccentrico/a, strambo/a
to be cranky (bad-tempered) → avere i nervi

crank

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

cranky

a. majadero-a; inquieto-a.
References in classic literature ?
Ends, whose cranky eyes justified themselves in his shortness of temper.
To travel along with a cranky ship for ninety days or so is no doubt a nerve-trying experience; but in this case what was wrong with our craft was this: that by my system of loading she had been made much too stable.
She's cranky an' she's sour; I should think she'd ben nussed on bonny-clabber an' green apples.
Look at me--as calm as you please, and as happy as a king, while they're fluttering around like a lot of cranky hens whose heads are liable to be cut off.
His sisters sent him there that he might make friends, for they knew that his education had been cranky, and had severed him from other boys and men.
I'd know that cranky capital W 'way above the line that your typewriter makes anywhere in the world," said Franklin.
An' the team he come in a-waitin' this minute at the door for him, jest as if he wa'n't the cranky old crosspatch he is, what never talks ter no one
Men are all right for friends, but as soon as you marry them they turn into cranky old fathers, even the wild ones.
But old Hannibal's getting cranky," Collins objected.
Here's a rahm,' he said, at last, flinging back a cranky board on hinges.
I'll stay with you till I am a cross cranky old woman.
Misery Road, the latest video and single from Los Angeles-based indie folk/rock band Cranky George, will be released on November 18.