cross-grained

adjective
\ˈkrȯs-ˌgrānd \

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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