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cranky

mod. irritable; fretful. Don’t be cranky. We’re almost there.
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He presents himself as too progressive for Mississippi, too crankily pastoral for New York, and too idealistic for the political machinery of Austin, Texas, whether that machinery is chugging away in the state capitol or in the office of the student newspaper he edited.
Peace and justice" Catholics tend to occupy the church's left wing, which is sometimes crankily resistant to papal initiatives, even when they cut in a direction liberals otherwise support.
The interiors were studio-filmed, but the tour guides gleefully reenact murderous exterior scenes and gush gossip while touring the room where Bette crankily resided during production.
Bishop Anthony Fisher said people should focus on the young pilgrims' goodness "rather than dwelling crankily, as a few people are doing, on old wounds.
He crankily voices agreement, for instance, with politician Michel Rocard's observation that within the Socialist Party, "the percentage of idiots [is] as big as anywhere else.
gt;What: Sixth-season premiere of Larry David's crankily absurdist comedy.
You remember Felix and Oscar, the crankily mismatched roommates of Neil Simon's delicious classic comedy.
Owens, observed the Grand Junction Sentinel crankily, must have thought he could walk on water.