cross-grained

adjective
\ ˈkrȯs-ˌgrānd How to pronounce cross-grained (audio) \

Definition of cross-grained

1 : difficult to deal with her husband's self-absorbed and cross-grained nature— Lance Morrow
2 : having the grain or fibers running diagonally, transversely, or irregularly

First Known Use of cross-grained

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cross-grained was in 1647

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“Cross-grained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-grained. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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