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Wordnet 3.0


1. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail;
[syn: crank, cranky, tender, tippy]

2. easily irritated or annoyed;
- Example: "an incorrigibly fractious young man"
- Example: "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
[syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cranky \Crank"y\ (-?), a. 1. Full of spirit; crank. [1913 Webster] 2. Addicted to crotchets and whims; unreasonable in opinions; crotchety. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. Unsteady; easy to upset; crank. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cranky adj 1: (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail [syn: crank, cranky, tender, tippy] 2: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen" [syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

202 Moby Thesaurus words for "cranky": abnormal, anomalous, antagonistic, antipathetic, arbitrary, at cross-purposes, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war, bearish, beefing, bellyaching, bitching, bitchy, breakaway, cankered, cantankerous, capricious, choleric, churlish, clashing, complaining, complaintful, conflicting, contentious, contradicting, contradictory, contrary, counteractant, counteracting, counteractive, countervailing, counterworking, crabbed, crabbing, crabby, crackbrained, cracked, crackers, crank, crankish, crazed, crazy, croaking, cross, cross-grained, crotchety, crusty, cuckoo, cussed, daffy, daft, deviant, deviative, different, differing, difficult, disaccordant, disagreeable, disagreeing, disappointed, discontented, discordant, discrepant, disgruntled, disharmonious, displeased, disproportionate, dissatisfied, dissident, dissonant, divergent, dotty, eccentric, envious, erratic, exceptional, excitable, fanciful, fantasied, fantastic, faultfinding, feisty, fey, flaky, fractious, freakish, froward, funny, grating, griping, grouchy, grousing, growling, gruff, grumbling, harebrained, hostile, hot-tempered, huffish, huffy, humorsome, idiocratic, idiosyncratic, ill-humored, immiscible, inaccordant, incompatible, inharmonious, inimical, irascible, irregular, irritable, jangling, jarring, kinky, kooky, maggoty, malcontent, malcontented, mean, moody, motiveless, murmuring, muttering, negative, nonconformist, notional, nutty, odd, oddball, opposing, oppositional, oppugnant, ornery, out of accord, out of humor, out of sorts, out of whack, peculiar, peevish, perverse, petulant, queer, querulant, querulous, quick-tempered, quirky, ratty, reactionary, rebellious, recalcitrant, renitent, repugnant, resentful, resistant, restive, restless, revolutionary, screwball, screwy, short-tempered, singular, snappish, spiteful, spleeny, splenetic, strange, sulky, surly, temperamental, testy, tetchy, touchy, twisted, ugly, unaccepting, unaccommodating, uncongenial, unconventional, uneasy, unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy, unharmonious, unnatural, unreasonable, unrestrained, unsatisfied, vagarious, vagrant, variant, vinegarish, vinegary, wacky, wanton, waspish, wayward, weird, whimsical, whiny