crotchety


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Related to crotchety: counterproductive, cagey, snide

crotch·et·y

 (krŏch′ĭ-tē)
adj.
Capriciously stubborn or eccentric; perverse.

crotch′et·i·ness n.

crotchety

(ˈkrɒtʃɪtɪ)
adj
1. informal cross; irritable; contrary
2. full of crotchets
ˈcrotchetiness n

crotch•et•y

(ˈkrɒtʃ ɪ ti)

adj.
1. given to odd fancies or whims; eccentric.
2. grouchy or cantankerous
3. of the nature of a crotchet.
[1815–25]
crotch′et•i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crotchety - having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

crotchety

Translations
سَيّء المَزاج، ذو أفكار غَريبَـه
vrtošivýpodivínský
irritabelvranten
äksyoikukas
rögeszmés
kenjóttur
irzlus
untumains

crotchety

[ˈkrɒtʃɪtɪ] ADJarisco, malhumorado

crotchety

[ˈkrɒtʃɪti] adj (= grumpy) [person] → grognon(ne), grincheux/euse

crotchety

adj (inf: = cross) → schlecht gelaunt, miesepetrig (inf); childquengelig (inf)

crotchety

[ˈkrɒtʃɪtɪ] adj (fam) (person) → burbero/a, irritabile, stizzoso/a

crotchety

(ˈkrotʃəti) adjective
bad-tempered.
References in classic literature ?
James Laurence is a crotchety old fellow and not to be depended on.
Yet, having intimated that her appearance was peculiar, as being unlike that of her Flemish companions, I have little more to say respecting it; I can pronounce no encomiums on her beauty, for she was not beautiful; nor offer condolence on her plainness, for neither was she plain; a careworn character of forehead, and a corresponding moulding of the mouth, struck me with a sentiment resembling surprise, but these traits would probably have passed unnoticed by any less crotchety observer.
Fentolin is only an ordinary, crotchety invalid with queer tastes.
You must guide him, you know; you must steer him; you must direct him; he is one of a crotchety sort,' said Mr Meagles, evidently meaning nothing more than that he did new things and went new ways;
Annette Crosbie and June Whitfield star as the family's crotchety warring neighbours, while Jessica Hynes is a terrifying ruler-snapping school teacher.
Raymond Briggs was already an award-winning children's illustrator by the time he produced his crotchety Father Christmas in 1973.
EASTENDERS Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri BBC1 Crotchety old windbag Stan has always loathed his sister-in-law Babe, so after her ill-timed blab to the Carters about his terminal cancer he retaliates by telling them that Babe has been secretly covering for hideaway Shirley.
With crotchety veteran star Ricky Tomlinson (The Royle Family) also chipping in, Northern Soul is brilliant for 20 minutes until debut writerdirector on moving: Soul Elaine Constantine's carefully-constructed family set-up is swept away by the music.
WHEN I had my 19-year-old Birman cat Misty put down she was in a sorry state, crotchety and losing control of her bowels.
The 81-year-old widow had a reputation among townspeople as a crotchety cheapskate.
Unbeknownst to him, his nemesis, the crotchety principal, is still running the school, so some great humour comes out of that.
After a run-in with his neighbor, Clancy, a crotchety old Vietnam vet, Jack becomes entangled with the bartender at the local saloon and the bait in a plan to oust her as a serial killer.