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Adjective: cranky (crankier,crankiest)  krang-kee
Usage: informal
  1. Easily irritated or annoyed
    "an incorrigibly cranky young man";
    - fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish [N. Amer, informal], pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy, pouty, narky [Brit, slang]
     
  2. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    - crank, tender, tippy

Derived forms: crankier, crankiest

See also: ill-natured, unstable

Encyclopedia: Cranky