Definition of crabbedly in US English:

crabbedly

adverb

  • See crabbed

    • ‘We thought that would be a better way to ring in the season than, say, crabbedly poking at a deck, angry and alone.’
    • ‘He was a crabbedly honest old fellow, and a very skilful hunter.’
    • ‘In the end, however, such crabbedly utilitarian arguments simply fail to understand the historic significance of the parliament.’
    • ‘The uncertainty led to unpredictable twists in his character, making him by turns free-hearted and crabbedly vindictive.’
    • ‘That is why the young are fiery and righteous, and the old crabbedly mutter that there is no new thing under the sun.’