Meaning: Stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

Created On: Jun 13, 2016 14:43 IST

Meaning: Stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

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The child became cantankerous when her wish was not granted by her parents.

Pronunciation: kan-tang-ker-uh s

Usage/Example: 1. A crazy, cantankerous uncle is great, but a cool aunt is better. (Source: Death and Taxes)

2. Warm, cantankerous, funny, reflective, quiet, acerbic, inventive – our varied traits as individuals are well known. (Source: Sonoma Valley Sun)

3. On the second day, I had begun to grow somewhat cantankerous and became obsessed with the notion that I wanted some iced cocoa. (Source: Valley morning Star)

Synonyms and Antonyms: Cantankerous

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