Synonyms of crotchety in English:


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1‘he was one of those crotchety old people who give ageing a bad name’


bad-tempered, ill-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, peevish, cross, as cross as two sticks, irritable, irascible, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, touchy, testy, prickly, peppery, fractious, crusty, moody, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, crabbed, crabby, waspish, shrewish, grumpy, grouchy, disagreeable, churlish, surly, awkward, difficult, uncooperative, contrary, perverse, argumentative, quarrelsome

in a mood, in a bad mood, out of sorts, out of temper

informal snappish, snappy, chippy, on a short fuse

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

dated, informal waxy, miffy

rare iracund, iracundulous


good-humoured, sweet-natured