crankiness

cranky

1 [krang-kee]
adjective, crankier, crankiest.
1.
ill-tempered; grouchy; cross: I'm always cranky when I don't get enough sleep.
2.
eccentric; queer.
3.
shaky; unsteady; out of order.
4.
full of bends or windings; crooked.
5.
British Dialect. sickly; in unsound or feeble condition; infirm.

Origin:
1780–90; crank1 + -y1

crankily, adverb
crankiness, noun


1. crotchety, cantankerous, perverse.
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cranky1 (ˈkræŋkɪ)
 
adj , crankier, crankiest
1.  informal eccentric
2.  informal chiefly (US), (Canadian), (Irish) fussy and bad-tempered
3.  shaky; out of order
4.  full of bends and turns
5.  dialect unwell
 
'crankily1
 
adv
 
'crankiness1
 
n

cranky2 (ˈkræŋkɪ)
 
adj , crankier, crankiest
nautical another word for crank

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