Definitions for crabbedˈkræb ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crab•bedˈkræb ɪd(adj.)

  1. difficult to read, as handwriting.

  2. hard to understand; intricate and obscure.

  3. ill-tempered; surly.

Origin of crabbed:

1250–1300; ME; see crab1, -ed3


Princeton's WordNet

  1. crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered(adj)

    annoyed and irritable


  1. crabbed(Adjective)

    Bad-tempered or cantankerous.

  2. crabbed(Adjective)

    Cramped, bent.

  3. crabbed(Adjective)

    Crowded together and difficult to read.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crabbed(noun)

    characterized by or manifesting, sourness, peevishness, or moroseness; harsh; cross; cynical; -- applied to feelings, disposition, or manners

  2. Crabbed(noun)

    characterized by harshness or roughness; unpleasant; -- applied to things; as, a crabbed taste

  3. Crabbed(noun)

    obscure; difficult; perplexing; trying; as, a crabbed author

  4. Crabbed(noun)

    cramped; irregular; as, crabbed handwriting


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