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Synonyms for crankiness

a fussy and eccentric disposition

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The new boss's crankiness is forgivable, given other professional worries on his plate--most of them involving Brylcreem-slick new MI5 boss Max Denbigh (a splendid Andrew Scott), code-named C, who is spearheading a reorganization that could see the entire 00 program shut down.
Getting jarred out of a deep REM slumber to the sound of a blaring alarm clock sets you up for a negative day brimming with fatigue and crankiness.
Forgive me for my crankiness if you cross paths with me this week: I'm preparing for Yom Kippur, and I've given up coffee.
I have become skilled at not to take life seriously but laugh away oddities as something crankiness and eccentricity if the behaviour of others was not acceptable.
When it comes to other people's dads, you may not put up with their crankiness.
As he prepares to challenge an almost universally younger and svelter field of Republican rivals, Bush has adopted a drastic weight-loss program that is melting away pounds at a staggering rate even as it inflicts an unhappy toll: regular bouts of dietary crankiness.
With material simplicity, and artistic crankiness, Flynt introduces broad philosophical concepts into the unremarkable symbols of everyday communication and thought.
Issues of deafness, caginess, crankiness and/or ego might have been anticipated, but the evening is "a huge success," both poets being "entirely at ease together from the start.
And in my case an inner turbine of well-nurtured, healthy, coruscating crankiness helps a lot".
So if there's crankiness (among rank-and-file lawmakers), I think it's legitimate.
These symptoms may include extra worrying, crankiness, fatigue, sadness, trouble concentrating, getting mad easily, or feeling like crying.
But what struck me, even more than what seemed like misplaced crankiness, was just how long Slate had been in the business of being a digital-only publication.
Walking to school on dark winter mornings--I grew up in suburban Kansas City, in the kind of neighborhood where you don't know your neighbors-I was fascinated by how you could see inside people's windows, but that they couldn't see you: the dioramas of family life played out in slow succession, stage-plays of robes and cereal bowls and crankiness, love and boredom and sometimes despair.
Although I have thankfully moved passed this stage, in the last couple of weeks memories of my crankiness, mood swings, depression and tearfulness came to mind as I watched my sister-in-law head towards the abyss of sleep deprivation.
It's obvious that a lack of sleep leaves a person feeling tired and prone to impatience and crankiness.