Definition of crabby in English:

crabby

adjective

  • Irritable.

    • ‘One of the things we had to learn to deal with were crabby, irritable, and imperfect clients.’
    • ‘And I'm sorry, I am just tired and crabby right now.’
    • ‘No matter how crabby they get, kids always insist it's nothing sleeping will solve.’
    • ‘He was getting fractious and crabby while I was getting panicky.’
    • ‘Mae was surprised to see her, but welcoming in her crabby, grandmotherly sort of way all the same.’
    • ‘The princess was hungry, crabby and miserable.’
    • ‘I'm discouraged, I'm tired, I'm crabby, I'm sad, I'm ridiculously disappointed in myself, and I'm scared.’
    • ‘Certainly he irritates her and she is consistently stressed and crabby around him, resenting her wifely role.’
    • ‘Honey, look there's that crabby lady on the corner.’
    • ‘I'm not a perfect mother: I'm crabby and impatient, and I shout a lot.’
    • ‘He slammed his fist into the car door, leaving a huge dint that even our old crabby neighbor could see a mile away.’
    • ‘On the other hand, I would be a very crabby person without my comfort latte.’
    • ‘Mary Ellen Flynn is a crabby, old primary teacher about to begin her first position in London.’
    • ‘I've become more grumpy, bitter, disillusioned, and crabby with each advancing birthday.’
    • ‘Isn't it amazing how crabby some sisters can get in their old age?’
    • ‘My wife is irritable and my daughter is a little crabby about the whole thing, but they understand what I'm doing.’
    • ‘I also feel vaguely crabby and irritable right now, and I'm not sure why.’
    • ‘She was often kind of crabby and irritable overseas when she had to travel with him.’
    • ‘Maybe that's why I am feeling so crabby this morning.’
    • ‘Then I had to deal with a crabby two year old who went berserk because I took his coat off.’
    irritable, fractious, fretful, cross, petulant, pettish, crabbed, crotchety, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, disagreeable, miserable, morose, peppery, on edge, edgy, impatient, complaining, querulous
    bitter, 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, choleric
    snappy, chippy, grouchy, cranky, whingeing, whingy
    narky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore head
    sorehead, soreheaded, peckish
    snaky
    miffy
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Pronunciation:

crabby

/ˈkrabē/