Word of the Week: cantankerous (kăn-TĂNG-kər-əs)


(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.