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Meaning & Definition of Cranky in English

English

Cranky

/kræŋki/

adjective

1. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

    synonym:
  • crank
  • ,
  • cranky
  • ,
  • tender
  • ,
  • tippy

2. Easily irritated or annoyed

  • "An incorrigibly fractious young man"
  • "Not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
    synonym:
  • cranky
  • ,
  • fractious
  • ,
  • irritable
  • ,
  • nettlesome
  • ,
  • peevish
  • ,
  • peckish
  • ,
  • pettish
  • ,
  • petulant
  • ,
  • scratchy
  • ,
  • testy
  • ,
  • tetchy
  • ,
  • techy

Examples of using

The baby is cranky because it's teething.