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 ?
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.
James Laurence is a crotchety old fellow and not to be depended on.
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;
A lithe figure who betrays nothing remotely close to his mid-fifties age, as he got onto the subject of being "drawn to the airline industry" as a time when companies such as Piedmont and Pan Am were still a thing, he made the surrounding millennials look like crotchety old farts.
I'll remember that for every crotchety, intolerant person who rolls their eyes, there are also people like you.
The actor is about to appear in Alan Bennett play Forty Years On in Chichester Wilson, who became a TV favourite with his crotchety catchphrase "I don't believe it
Ryan takes a pivotal role in the film and recruits her regular co-star Tom Hanks in a cameo while Sam Shepard stars as a crotchety telegraph operator nearing retirement.
Anyway, crotchety Clark is "absolutely determined" to "turbocharge" his agenda up 'ere.
99 or on demand A Walk In The Woods 15 ROBERT Redford and Nick Nolte are a fantasticaly crotchety double act who go trekking in America's Appalachian Trail.
Ken Kwapis' film retains the writer's wry sense of humour and episodic structure, and provides Nolte with a peach of a part as the crotchety sidekick, who wheezes and puffs in Bryson's shadow as they wander the 2,200 miles separating Georgia and Maine.
A sound-and-vision treat, with the 11 tracks each accompanied by a short film, it presents Tindersticks in their perennially wistful state, helmed by Stuart Staples and his glum-sounding, crotchety, and occasionally beyond-parody, singing voice.