Synonyms of cantankerous in English:

cantankerous


See definition of cantankerous

adjective

1‘a cantankerous old man’

SYNONYMS

bad-tempered, irascible, irritable, grumpy, grouchy, crotchety, tetchy, testy, crusty, curmudgeonly, ill-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, peevish, cross, as cross as two sticks, fractious, disagreeable, pettish, crabbed, crabby, waspish, prickly, peppery, touchy, scratchy, splenetic, shrewish, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, dyspeptic, choleric, bilious, liverish, cross-grained

argumentative, quarrelsome, uncooperative, contrary, perverse, difficult, awkward

informal snappish, snappy, chippy, on a short fuse, short-fused

British informal shirty, stroppy, narky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore head

North American informal cranky, ornery, peckish, soreheaded

NZ Australian informal snaky

informal, dated waxy, miffy

ANTONYMS

good-natured, affable