Synonyms of cranky in English:


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1‘a cranky diet’


eccentric, bizarre, weird, peculiar, odd, quirky, avant-garde, unconventional, off-centre, strange, outlandish, ridiculous, ludicrous

mad, insane, crazy, absurd

informal wacky, screwy, nutty, nuts, crackpot, cracked, oddball, kinky, off the wall, way out, dippy, cuckoo

British informal daft

North American informal kooky, wacko, left-field

NZ Australian informal, dated dilly

2‘the children were getting a bit tired and cranky’


bad-tempered, irritable, irascible, tetchy, testy, grumpy, grouchy, crotchety, in a mood, in a bad mood, ill-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, peevish

having got out of bed the wrong side, cross, as cross as two sticks, fractious, disagreeable, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, pettish, crabbed, crabby, waspish, prickly, peppery, touchy, scratchy, crusty, splenetic, shrewish, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, dyspeptic, choleric, bilious, liverish, cross-grained

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 ornery, peckish, soreheaded

NZ Australian informal snaky

dated, informal waxy, miffy