To Chicago he was still two-fisted, hard-drinking, cantankerous.
Paul, on the other hand, has developed a cantankerous reputation as an uncompromising leader of the Tea Party.
As Allen points out, Italians are in a cantankerous mood these days.
I still remember how disappointed I was by this cantankerous book.
Sue Sylvester, the cantankerous Cheerios coach, took to the airwaves to rail against Halloween.
The cantankerous old lady knitted her brows in a familiar fashion.
"Well, of all cantankerous cranks he is the worst," he would say with a sigh.
It's quite true that the people round here—your sort of people, I mean—are a cantankerous lot.
You must have thought me cantankerous, and so I have been sometimes, but always by conviction and on principle.
Perhaps it was a good thing that her cantankerous old uncle had betaken himself off.
1772, said to be "a Wiltshire word," probably from an alteration (influenced by raucous) of Middle English contakour "troublemaker" (c.1300), from Anglo-French contec "discord, strife," from Old French contechier (Old North French contekier), from con- "with" + teche, related to atachier "hold fast" (see attach). With -ous. Related: Cantankerously; cantankerousness.