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scratchy, rough, raspy, rasping, gravelly, grating
adj. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
scratchy, uneven, spotty
adj. lacking consistency; "the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty"
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"
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disagreeable
adj. unpleasant to interact with; "a disagreeable old man"
bitter, acrimonious
adj. marked by strong resentment or cynicism; "an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce"
quicksilver, mercurial, fickle, erratic
adj. liable to sudden unpredictable change; "erratic behavior"; "fickle weather"; "mercurial twists of temperament"; "a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next"
whiny, whiney, querulous, fretful
adj. habitually complaining; "a whiny child"
quarrelsome
adj. given to quarreling; "arguing children"; "quarrelsome when drinking"
corrosive
adj. spitefully sarcastic; "corrosive cristism"
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"
temperamental, moody
adj. subject to sharply varying moods; "a temperamental opera singer"
ragged
adj. having an irregular outline; "text set with ragged right margins"; "herded the class into a ragged line"
patchy
adj. irregular or uneven in quality, texture, etc.; "a patchy essay"; "patchy fog"
pernickety, persnickety
adj. characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details; "a persnickety job"; "a persnickety school teacher"
disobedient
adj. not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
offensive
adj. unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
obnoxious, objectionable
adj. causing disapproval or protest; "a vulgar and objectionable person"
impatient
adj. restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition; "impatient with the slower students"; "impatient of criticism"
irregular
adj. contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
sarcastic
adj. expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
saturnine
adj. bitter or scornful; "the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain"- Oscar Wilde
irritable
adj. abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
thin-skinned, touchy, feisty, huffy
adj. quick to take offense
unsmooth, rough
adj. having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
scratchy, abrasive
adj. causing abrasion
saw-toothed, serrate, notched, toothed, serrated
adj. notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
intolerant
adj. unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion
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cackly, squawky
adj. like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg
guttural, croaky
adj. like the sounds of frogs and crows; "a guttural voice"; "acres of guttural frogs"
jarring
adj. making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"
husky, hoarse, gruff
adj. deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson
jangly, jangling
adj. like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together; "cowboys with jangling spurs"
shrill
adj. of colors that are bright and gaudy; "a shrill turquoise"
strident, raucous
adj. unpleasantly loud and harsh
splitting, ripping, rending
adj. resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"
shrieking, screaming
adj. emitting or resembling loud piercing sounds like screams: "a screaming fury of sound"; "shrieking winds"
self-contradictory, at odds, contradictory, conflicting
adj. in disagreement; "the figures are at odds with our findings"; "contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- John Morley
incompatible, discrepant
adj. not compatible with other facts
unconformable
adj. not correspondent; "a description unconformable to previous accounts"
unreconciled
adj. not made consistent or compatible; "two unreconciled accountings"
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"
ornery, crotchety, cantankerous
adj. having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
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
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"
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good-natured
adj. having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play"
soft
adj. (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
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