disagreeable to deal with; contentious; peevish:
a cantankerous, argumentative man.
Historical Examples

My Friend the Chauffeur C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The Calico Cat Charles Miner Thompson
Benign Stupors August Hoch
Benign Stupors August Hoch
In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
His Majesty Baby and Some Common People Ian MacLaren

quarrelsome; irascible


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