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Definitions and Synonyms of cantankerous | Another word for cantankerous | What is cantankerous?

Definition 1: having a difficult and contrary disposition - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cantankerous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady

Synonyms for cantankerous in the sense of this definition

(cantankerous is similar to ...) having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

Definition 2: stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cantankerous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders

Synonyms for cantankerous in the sense of this definition

(cantankerous is similar to ...) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

(cantankerous belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

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