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1. cranky

adjective. ['ˈkræŋki'] (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail.

Synonyms

  • tippy
  • tender
  • crank

Antonyms

  • consistent
  • obedient
  • easy
  • insensitive

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crank (English)
  • cranc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Cranky

  • postipankki
  • stankey
  • frankie
  • franke
  • francie
  • branki
  • yankey
  • yankee
  • sankey
  • sankei
  • panky
  • pankki
  • lanky
  • hanky
  • hankey

How do you pronounce cranky?

Pronounce cranky as ˈkræŋki.

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Example sentences of the word cranky


1. Noun, singular or mass
It's hard to have fun with youngsters who are wet and cranky.

2. Adjective
The next morning, you're cranky and can't help but nod off in class.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Going too long without eating can leave you cranky.

Quotes containing the word cranky


1. One of the Silent Brothers is here to see you. Hodge sent me to wake you up. Actually he offered to wake you himself, but since it's 5 a.m., I figured you'd be less cranky if you had something nice to look at.""Meaning you?""What else?
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. I'm a girl of extremes. When I love something, I'm like a puppy dog (without all the licking). When I'm cranky, I'm a wasp (like a whole hive of 'em). And when I'm angry, I'm a Mother Bear with a predator after her cubs: Dangerous.
- James Patterson, Fang

3. Excruciating agony makes me cranky.
- Brandon Mull, Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary

2. cranky

adjective. ['ˈkræŋki'] easily irritated or annoyed.

Synonyms

  • ill-natured
  • nettlesome
  • scratchy
  • techy
  • pettish
  • petulant
  • fractious
  • tetchy
  • irritable
  • peckish
  • peevish

Antonyms

  • pleasant
  • agreeable
  • euphonious
  • smooth

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crank (English)
  • cranc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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