cantankerous (kăn-TĂNG-kər-əs)

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Definition (Adjective) Showing an ill-natured disposition; ill-conditioned and quarrelsome, perverse, cross-grained. In Context "His rational and patient nature was developed by over ten long years of working with the canal barge's irrational captains and cantankerous mules." C. S. Miller, A Cruel Thing: A Tale of American Spirits, 2011.