crankier crankier


  1. (adj) (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
  2. (adj) easily irritated or annoyed


  1. The crowd has gotten crankier in the face of the brash indifference to its fury.
  2. Crusty old George Bernard Shaw, who always insisted on approving every detail of his plays' productions, was even crankier when it came to the movies.
  3. Though comrades have stood in line ever since strains of the Internationale first wafted over Red Square, the queues are longer and crankier these days, thanks to chronic shortages.


  • Stage review: 'You Can't Take it With You'

    Anyone who has been out to dinner with me or, worse, seen me in a bathing suit, knows that I love dessert. I have a major league sweet tooth that will eventually be the undoing of my gums, my waistline, and my complexion. After a meal, I may be stuffed, but I pretty much always find room for a sugary treat. The sad irony is that nothing puts me in a crankier mood than a disappointing dessert ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Journal Inquirer


  1. "It just rubbed me the wrong way," Torre said, "I'm a year older. I'm a year crankier. It could have been the combination of the two."
    on Oct 18, 2005 By: Joe Torre Source: ESPN

  2. "John Adams was far crankier than McCain has ever dreamed of being," said Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political professor and noted political observer.
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Larry Sabato Source: Arizona Republic

  3. "The left gets much more (upset) than the right gets . . . they get crankier and angrier," said Miller, who recently jumped back into providing weekly commentaries for Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes show after a three-year break. "When I...
    on Oct 5, 2006 By: Dennis Miller Source: St. Petersburg Times

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