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cranky

Irritable; in a foul mood. Billy needs to take a nap now so that he's not cranky at the birthday party.
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cranky

mod. irritable; fretful. Don’t be cranky. We’re almost there.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Rajan said, "What I would say is that the Fund is probably more influenced by innovations in industrial country policies and is more likely to believe those innovations are appropriate, while innovations from emerging markets are more attributed to the crankiness of the governor or the government rather than based on a well thought-out policy given the political and the economic environment.
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.
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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.
It may not even be very welcome to those who have no plans to eject Lawrence from "his rightfully and supremely high place in the pantheon." 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.
Oblivious that it is their disruption that is causing his crankiness, the valiant four set about trying to cheer him up instead of just leaving him in peace to his own devices.