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cranky

mod. irritable; fretful. Don’t be cranky. We’re almost there.
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Symptoms include a sudden lack of energy, crankiness, and the overpowering urge to buy a Porsche.
You are not sleeping in your own bed; you are living in each other's pockets and a bit of crankiness sets in.
But crankiness in the insiders' pool shows up in the composition of those who disapprove: With only 2.
EMTs speaking gently to an elderly man just coming to consciousness in a wheelchair; the waitress's generosity; the cranky man on the public bus putting his crankiness on hold to give us specific directions for getting back to our hotel.
The best way to counter crankiness is through an inspiring, energizing purpose," Kanter writes.
Lambert imitates Bede's emphases, rehearsing favorite episodes: the charming analogy of life as a swallow's brief flight, the infiltration of Northumbria by Celticizing monks, Oswald's life and cult, the unrelenting crankiness of Wilfrid, and the canonical efficiency of Archbishop Theodore.
For, as in his previous writings, but now much more so, Scherr is vehement if not violent in his expressions of opinion on a great number of subjects, and the general tone of personally aggrieved disgruntlement, illustrated by forceful examples that often have a personal slant to them, might be thought to associate Lawrence too closely with the kind of ranting crankiness that in his own works was better tempered with balance and wit and good humor.
But also try to think yourself into others' shoes now and then, as wayward Uranus stirs occasional crankiness, too.
Each leap affects not only their mood, but also their health, intelligence, sleeping patterns and the "three C's" -- Crying, Clinging and Crankiness.
She didn't have just the usual symptoms of a stuffy, runny nose, crankiness and loss of appetite.
AS MANY will know, Mr Brocklebank is no stranger to Liverpool''s taverns, even less a stranger to the crankiness of their landlords.
Winter activities like snowshoeing, dogsledding, skiing, and tubing have been the traditional cures for cabin fever--that subdued feeling of crankiness brought on by too little sun and too much winter eating.
No parental crankiness like the pair in Tuesday's Mitchell & Webb show.
Gotto love New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, nasality and crankiness included.