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    cantankerous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cantankerous

    (adj) stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
    Synonyms : bloody-minded
    Example Sentence
    • unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders
    (adj) having a difficult and contrary disposition
    Synonyms : crotchety , ornery
    Example Sentence
    • a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cantankerous

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split it into can+tanker+ous : read this as 'kaan' (ear in hindi)+ taker + us, one who is irritable will always have a one below ear (slap) from us.

cantankerous (can+tanker) imagine that instead of going by a car, if you have to go by a can tanker, it can make you angry or ill-tempered.

cantankerous sounds like "cann't take it anymore" and when do we say this when we get irritated

cantankerous (cane+tanker+on+us).Though we save oursalves from cane falling on us we become ill-tempered.

Can tanker irritate us (ous)

cantankerous==CANT+ANGER+ous someone whom u dare not anger for he is old and ill tempered

hulk cannot tackle tankers - irritable. ill humoured

hey you morons you are coming here to learn what cantankerous mean, i tell you now it means people who are cantankerous like you when you read this mnemonic.

cat angry us

one sitting in a TANK is BAD TEMPERED to kill the enemy and is UN-COOPERATIVE towards enemy

can+tanker+us pahle itna pareshan kiya ki can bhar gaya, fir tanker aur ab hum(us)

Can and tank is to be used against cantankerous person

oil can of the tank is slip on our body so we become angry

CANTAkerous, here CANTA is comparable to hindi word Kanta(throne) which is irritating when it stings. so cantakerous means irritating

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