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Wordnet 3.0


1. having a hardened crust as a covering;
[syn: crusted, encrusted, crusty, crustlike]

2. brusque and surly and forbidding;
- Example: "crusty remarks"
- Example: "a crusty old man"
- Example: "his curmudgeonly temper"
- Example: "gruff manner"
- Example: "a gruff reply"
[syn: crusty, curmudgeonly, gruff, ill-humored, ill-humoured]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crusty \Crust"y\ (-[y^]), a. 1. Having the nature of crust; pertaining to a hard covering; as, a crusty coat; a crusty surface or substance. [1913 Webster] 2. [Possibly a corruption of cursty. Cf. Curst, Curstness.] Having a hard exterior, or a short, rough manner, though kind at heart; snappish; peevish; surly. [1913 Webster] Thou crusty batch of nature, what's the news? --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

crusty adj 1: having a hardened crust as a covering [syn: crusted, encrusted, crusty, crustlike] 2: brusque and surly and forbidding; "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply" [syn: crusty, curmudgeonly, gruff, ill- humored, ill-humoured]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "crusty": abrupt, aggressive, backed, barnyard, bearish, beastly, biggety, bitchy, bluff, blunt, brash, brief, brusque, calcified, callous, calloused, cankered, cantankerous, case-hardened, cavalier, cheeky, choleric, churlish, chutzpadik, coarse, cocky, contemptuous, crabbed, cranky, cross, cross-grained, crusted, crystallized, curt, cussed, derisive, dirty, disagreeable, disrespectful, dour, excitable, facy, feisty, filthy, flip, flippant, fossilized, foul, fractious, fresh, gally, granulated, gratuitous, gross, gruff, hardened, harsh, hornified, huffish, huffy, impertinent, impudent, incrusted, indurate, indurated, irascible, irritable, lapidified, malapert, mean, nervy, ornery, ossified, pert, perverse, petrified, rank, raunchy, reinforced, rigidified, rough, rude, sassy, saturnine, saucy, sclerotic, set, severe, sharp, short, smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass, snappish, snippety, snippy, solidified, spiteful, spleeny, splenetic, steeled, stiffened, strengthened, surly, testy, toughened, truculent, ugly, uncalled-for, vitrified, waspish, wise-ass