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cranky

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1 difficult to use or operate especially because of size, weight, or design
  • that old typewriter is handy sometimes, but rather cranky these days

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5 dialect having or showing a very abnormal or sick state of mind
  • the man would inflict on innocent bystanders his cranky ruminations on world events

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“Cranky.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cranky. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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