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- 1. bloody-minded, cantankerous, stubborn (vs. docile), obstinate, unregenerate
- usage: stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate; "unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator
- 2. cantankerous, crotchety, ornery, ill-natured (vs. good-natured)
- usage: having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
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See also: cantankerous (Dictionary)