cantankerous


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having a difficult and contrary disposition

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I never saw a nobler embarrassment than that of this awkward, ungainly, cantankerous man: all.
Anxious owners took their cantankerous cats and dastardly dogs to the Warwickshire and West Midlands Game and Country Fair at Ragley Hall in Alcester, in the hope that animal experts from Animal Planet can fix their pet.
John Henry (who was gelded because he was too cantankerous, ran for a $20,000 claiming price in New Orleans and went on to win Eclipse Awards each year from 1980 to '84) has become the archetype.
Claudia Bass ("Bassie"), her elderly grandmother, in spite of the fact that she is a cantankerous, highly critical tyrant.
It's mostly music, and covers kind of a wide variety of mostly punk bands (interviews include Swingin' Utters, the Dead Things, the New Mutants, Cantankerous, Charter 77, and the Naked Eye).
John Thaw plays Oxford's most cantankerous police officer in INSPECTOR MORSE VOLUMES 10-12 (Carlton Visual Entertainment, pounds 14.
Smirk your way through this daily show, in which the cantankerous but lovable two-time Secretary of Defense humiliates reporters and defends the indefensible.
Lindley attributes this to Kelvin's actions in his later years, when his demeanor became cantankerous and he began to espouse some unpopular and embarrassing views.
At an early showing of Choke, cast member Kenison briefly adopted a bent, cantankerous posture and made inarticulate hooting sounds.
There's no disputing Philip is a cantankerous, mean-spirited bully who drove a wedge between his son and his wife because he couldn't stand the sight of her.
An additional section of commentaries on arts policy, dating from the 1945 creation of the Arts Council, features an indignant Wyndham Lewis alongside a cantankerous Kingsley Amis and a militant Raymond Williams.
Ken Livingstone has recruited cantankerous pensioner Victor Meldrew to his campaign to become London mayor.
Clarkson, a cantankerous and mercurial soul, has successfully eluded her.
Then there's cantankerous Maurice (Warren Clarke) and his wife Rita (Barbara Flynn), who's been hiding a family secret for years.
Likewise, in Smart People, Dennis Quaid's character is cantankerous, brash and has zero people skills.