- r in a bad mood
he answered her cantankerously
- It hardly matters that other writers have spoken cantankerously with spoonbread accents and loony inspirations.
- HENRY GONZALEZ, 84, cantankerously quixotic former Democratic Congressman who served from 1961 to '98; in San Antonio, Texas.
- Not since Paddy Chayefsky in Network has a middle-aged film maker so cantankerously lashed out against the young.