cantankerous :

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kan tang kuh ruhs

  • s  stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
  • s  having a difficult and contrary disposition
    a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers

  • 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.
  • David was a cantankerous liberal who regarded his passionate public pursuit of unpopular causes to be his birthright.
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  • Voice mail pits Aurora mayor against school board president
    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 ...
    June 6, 2013 - The Beacon News

  • Herb Kelleher in Los Angeles Times
    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...
  • George Blaney in
    He was his usual cantankerous self,Blaney said.
  • Pat Buchanan in CNN
    He was a cantankerous character,Buchanan said. "He really didn't like conservatives, especially the new breed. It made for great chemistry and opposition."

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