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- adv. In a cantankerous manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a cantankerous manner; ill-naturedly; waspishly; crossly.
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- adv. in a bad mood
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One could be reminded of John Kennedy Toole's cantankerously amusing character, Ignatius J.
So, am I getting ever more cantankerously cranky as I get older ... or are kids just getting increasingly annoying?
This makes Shia concerns at once religious and political, and they will prove cantankerously independent of the Iranian mullahs.
He was often cantankerously teasing the security people.
The only big idea available for Tories in recent years-Euro-scepticism-both divided them and made them look cantankerously constitutional.
And I can assure you the candidates are revved up about getting their message out to not only Americans, all over the nation watching this broadcast tonight, but also to those New Hampshire residents, cantankerously and famously independent.
There is no way to hide such a disaster at a time where "participatory democracy" is cantankerously proclaimed everywhere by Chavez, a few months after Chavez set the goal of 10 million votes in 12/2006.
I am grateful for the common sense of your last contributor, but otherwise I am afraid these postings give the impression of various grouchy old bores sitting round in a pub, cantankerously banging on about something they know nothing whatever about.
I think he ` s very cantankerously charismatic, I would call him.
She was pulled two ways: on the one side was the remembrance of Mr. Shepherd hacking cantankerously at the bare mutton-bone; on the other, the cherry-blossom and the mousmes of Japan.