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adj. or·ner·i·er, or·ner·i·est
Mean-spirited, disagreeable, and contrary in disposition; cantankerous.
[Alteration of ordinary.]
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1. stubborn or vile-tempered
2. low; treacherous: an ornery trick.
[C19: alteration of ordinary]
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or•ner•y(ˈɔr nə ri)
adj. -ner•i•er, -ner•i•est.
1. disagreeable in disposition; mean; crotchety.
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|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
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