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Meaning of ornery

or•ner•y

Pronunciation: (ôr'nu-rē), [key]
— -ner•i•er, -ner•i•est.
  1. ugly and unpleasant in disposition or temper: No one can get along with my ornery cousin.
  2. stubborn: I can't do a thing with that ornery mule.
  3. low or vile.
  4. inferior or common; ordinary.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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