cantankerous cantankerous /kæn ˈtæŋ kə rəs/
- (adj) stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
- (adj) having a difficult and contrary disposition
- David was a cantankerous liberal who regarded his passionate public pursuit of unpopular causes to be his birthright.
- Michael's reviews of new books were cantankerous and often differed from the views of other pre-publication reviewers.
- Judgmental, cantankerous and devoid of humor, Michael was disliked by most of his colleagues.
- East Aurora School Board President Annette Johnson can be cantankerous, calculating, controlling … certainly controversial. Johnson even admits some of those descriptions are accurate, but adds she’s really a nice person who’s become a lightning rod in the beleaguered district because “I care so much about the kids.” Only, those children were not mentioned even once in a voice mail she left on ...on June 6, 2013 Source: The Beacon News
- Referring to Muse as "a cantankerous genius," Southwest co-founder Herb Kelleher told the Dallas Morning News that his former colleague "was the perfect person - because he was tough, he was competitive, he was hard-minded - to get Southwest...on Feb 9, 2007 By: Herb Kelleher Source: Los Angeles Times
- "He was his usual cantankerous self," Blaney said.on Jan 20, 2010 By: George Blaney Source: TheDay.com
- "He was a cantankerous character," Buchanan said. "He really didn't like conservatives, especially the new breed. It made for great chemistry and opposition."on Apr 3, 2009 By: Pat Buchanan Source: CNN