Synonyms of cantankerous


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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Definition and meaning of cantankerous (Dictionary)