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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. cantankerous: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. cantankerous: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. cantankerous: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. cantankerous: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. cantankerous: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. cantankerous: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Cantankerous, cantankerous: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. cantankerous: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. cantankerous: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. cantankerous: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. cantankerous: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  12. cantankerous: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  13. cantankerous: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  14. Cantankerous, cantankerous: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  15. cantankerous: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  16. cantankerous: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. cantankerous: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  18. Cantankerous: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Cantankerous: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. cantankerous: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. cantankerous: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. cantankerous: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. cantankerous: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. cantankerous: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. cantankerous: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. cantankerous: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. cantankerous: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. cantankerous: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. cantankerous: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (cantankerous)

adjective:  having a difficult and contrary disposition ("A cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady- Dorothy Sayers")
adjective:  stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

▸ Also see cantankerousness
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Phrases that include cantankerous:   can & cantankerous, cantankerous gnome, cantankerous mailman more...

Words similar to cantankerous:   ornery, bloody-minded, cantankerously, cantankerousness, crotchety, testy, more...

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