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Irritable:‘a rather crabby old man’‘he was crabby at having his siesta interrupted’
irritable, fractious, fretful, cross, petulant, pettish, crabbed, crotchety, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, disagreeable, miserable, morose, peppery, on edge, edgy, impatient, complaining, querulousbitter, moody, in a bad mood, grumpy, huffy, scratchy, out of sorts, out of temper, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, peevish, sullen, surly, sulky, sour, churlish, touchy, testy, tetchy, snappish, waspish, prickly, crusty, bilious, liverish, dyspeptic, splenetic, cholericsnappy, chippy, grouchy, cranky, whingeing, whingynarky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore headsorehead, soreheaded, peckishsnakymiffyView synonyms
- ‘Mae was surprised to see her, but welcoming in her crabby, grandmotherly sort of way all the same.’
- ‘Honey, look there's that crabby lady on the corner.’
- ‘Isn't it amazing how crabby some sisters can get in their old age?’
- ‘Then I had to deal with a crabby two year old who went berserk because I took his coat off.’
- ‘She was often kind of crabby and irritable overseas when she had to travel with him.’
- ‘He was getting fractious and crabby while I was getting panicky.’
- ‘My wife is irritable and my daughter is a little crabby about the whole thing, but they understand what I'm doing.’
- ‘Mary Ellen Flynn is a crabby, old primary teacher about to begin her first position in London.’
- ‘Certainly he irritates her and she is consistently stressed and crabby around him, resenting her wifely role.’
- ‘No matter how crabby they get, kids always insist it's nothing sleeping will solve.’
- ‘The princess was hungry, crabby and miserable.’
- ‘I also feel vaguely crabby and irritable right now, and I'm not sure why.’
- ‘And I'm sorry, I am just tired and crabby right now.’
- ‘I've become more grumpy, bitter, disillusioned, and crabby with each advancing birthday.’
- ‘Maybe that's why I am feeling so crabby this morning.’
- ‘He slammed his fist into the car door, leaving a huge dint that even our old crabby neighbor could see a mile away.’
- ‘I'm not a perfect mother: I'm crabby and impatient, and I shout a lot.’
- ‘I'm discouraged, I'm tired, I'm crabby, I'm sad, I'm ridiculously disappointed in myself, and I'm scared.’
- ‘One of the things we had to learn to deal with were crabby, irritable, and imperfect clients.’
- ‘On the other hand, I would be a very crabby person without my comfort latte.’
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