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Meaning & Definition of Cantankerous in English

English

Cantankerous

/kæntæŋkərəs/

adjective

1. Stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

  • "Unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- spectator
    synonym:
  • bloody-minded
  • ,
  • cantankerous

2. Having a difficult and contrary disposition

  • "A cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- dorothy sayers
    synonym:
  • cantankerous
  • ,
  • crotchety
  • ,
  • ornery