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cantankerous

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Etymology

Perhaps derived from earlier contenkerous, from contentious + rancorous.

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Adjective

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Positive
cantankerous

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  1. Stubborn, cranky, or surly
    The cantankerous landlord always grumbled when asked to fix something.

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