crankiness crankiness

Definition(s):

  • (n) a fussy and eccentric disposition

Usage(s):

  1. But that was all right because late-life crankiness had by then made us largely resistant to new ideas anyway.
  2. And so, older and marginally wiser, I'm taking the path of least crankiness in the early days of this new Administration.
  3. Smokers dont smoke themselves to death because of the pernicious hold of nicotine; thats a minor physical addiction that takes three days of crankiness to break.

News

  • 5 Ways to Survive a Sugar Detox

    Want to get off sugarbut afraid of cravings and crankiness? Head off withdrawal symptoms with this plan.
    on July 21, 2013     Source: The Daily Siftings Herald

Quotes

  1. Easson, who has published extensively on McKell, argues "the McKell model projected Labor as a modernising party free of ideological crankiness".
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Michael Easson Source: The Australian

  2. "He's been really good. I've been really happy with him," Lowrie said. "A lot of the stories you hear are probably a little bit unfair as far as his crankiness and that sort of stuff. He's a little bit cranky in his own way [but] he brings...
    on Feb 3, 2010 By: Todd Lowrie Source: The Age

  3. "I always loved -- loved that when he wore the incredible hulk tie," said Hatch. "I always got a big kick out of it. I even liked his crankiness because there was always a little smile behind that. he never held a grudge against anybody and...
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Orrin Hatch Source: ABC News

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