: given to crotchets : subject to whims, crankiness, or ill temper <a crotchety old man>
: full of or arising from crotchets <a crotchety style>
— crotch·et·i·ness \-tē-nəs\ noun
Examples of CROTCHETY
- None of the students dared to talk back to the crotchety old teacher.
- <I get crotchety after a long day at work.>
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Related to CROTCHETY
- choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, irritable, fiery, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, raspy, ratty, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, snarky, snippety, snippy, stuffy, testy, waspish
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