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or·ner·y

 (ôr′nə-rē)
adj. or·ner·i·er, or·ner·i·est
Mean-spirited, disagreeable, and contrary in disposition; cantankerous.

[Alteration of ordinary.]

or′ner·i·ness′ n.

ornery

(ˈɔːnərɪ)
adj
1. stubborn or vile-tempered
2. low; treacherous: an ornery trick.
3. ordinary
[C19: alteration of ordinary]
ˈorneriness n

or•ner•y

(ˈɔr nə ri)

adj. -ner•i•er, -ner•i•est.
1. disagreeable in disposition; mean; crotchety.
2. stubborn.
[1790–1800]
or′ner•i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ornery - having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

ornery

adjective
Given to acting in opposition to others:
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