Definitions for crabbedˈkræb ɪd
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crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered(adj)
annoyed and irritable
Bad-tempered or cantankerous.
Crowded together and difficult to read.
characterized by or manifesting, sourness, peevishness, or moroseness; harsh; cross; cynical; -- applied to feelings, disposition, or manners
characterized by harshness or roughness; unpleasant; -- applied to things; as, a crabbed taste
obscure; difficult; perplexing; trying; as, a crabbed author
cramped; irregular; as, crabbed handwriting
Origin: [See Crab,n.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
From my point of view the worst thing would be for it to end up in the hands of a private collector who locks it up in a bank vault for 50 years, it was hard to keep my hands off it -- I just want to pore through it, to be able to read every word in his crabbed, backwards-sloping hand -- it is such a covetable object.
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