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ornery, crotchety, cantankerous
adj. having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
bloody-minded, cantankerous
adj. stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate; "unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator
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disagreeable
adj. unpleasant to interact with; "a disagreeable old man"
whiny, whiney, querulous, fretful
adj. habitually complaining; "a whiny child"
cavilling, caviling, quibbling, pettifogging, nitpicking, carping
adj. quibbling over insignificant details; "caviling pettifoggers and quiggling pleaders"-Edmund Burke; "her nagging and carping attack"; "thought her editor unnecessarily nitpicking"; "a pettifogging lawyer's mind"; "had no patience with quibbling critics"
pernickety, persnickety
adj. characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details; "a persnickety job"; "a persnickety school teacher"
unfriendly
adj. not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take"
belligerent, aggressive
adj. characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; "aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone"
mean, hateful
adj. characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"
recalcitrant, refractory, fractious
adj. stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
cussed, unrepentant, obstinate, obdurate
adj. stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
cussed, unrepentant, obstinate, obdurate
adj. stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
cross-grained, contrarious
adj. difficult to deal with
intractable
adj. not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
recalcitrant, refractory
adj. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
stubborn, refractory
adj. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
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litigious
adj. of or relating to litigation
atrabilious, liverish, dyspeptic, bilious
adj. irritable as if suffering from indigestion
snappy, snappish
adj. apt to speak irritably; "a snappish tone of voice"
short-tempered, quick-tempered, hot-tempered, hotheaded, irascible, choleric
adj. quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
ill-tempered, bad-tempered, crabby, crabbed, grumpy, grouchy, fussy, cross
adj. annoyed and irritable
pettish, techy, tetchy, testy, scratchy, petulant, peckish, peevish, nettlesome, irritable, fractious, cranky
adj. easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
ill-humoured, ill-humored, gruff, curmudgeonly, crusty
adj. brusque and surly and forbidding; "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply"
saturnine, morose, moody, glum, glowering, dour, dark, sullen, sour
adj. showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
touchy, feisty
adj. quick to take offense
huffish, sulky
adj. sullen or moody
misanthropical, misanthropic
adj. hating mankind in general
misogynistic, misogynous
adj. hating women in particular
shirty, snorty
adj. (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed
nagging, shrewish
adj. continually complaining or faultfinding; "a shrewish wife"; "nagging parents"
ugly, surly
adj. inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace; "a surly waiter"; "an ugly frame of mind"
cross-grained, contrarious
adj. difficult to deal with
bolshy, stroppy
adj. obstreperous
bullet-headed, pigheaded, bullheaded
adj. obstinate and stupid
unyielding, tenacious, pertinacious, persistent, dour, dogged
adj. stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
mulish, hardheaded
adj. unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
obstreperous
adj. boisterously and noisily aggressive; "kept up an obstreperous clamor"
stiff-necked
adj. haughtily stubborn; "a stiff-necked old Boston brahmin"
strong-willed, strong-minded
adj. having a determined will
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