[ US /ˈkɹæbd/ ]
  1. annoyed and irritable
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How To Use crabbed In A Sentence

  • This common mantra of crabbed Republicanism became mine also.
  • Plotinus wrote these treatises in a crabbed and difficult Greek.
  • Well, we had a great time watching this show, and it made Martha's show seemed crabbed and small by comparison.
  • They raised a shout at him, until finally the old man, reluctantly and crabbedly, sidled over to join them. The Gray Dawn
  • As his bibliomania grew, his worst fears became confirmed; he wrote less and less, and more crabbedly and obscurely.
  • Or lee-lang nights, wi 'crabbit leuks, [live-long, crabbed looks] Robert Burns How To Know Him
  • You're left with a notebook page of highbrows, scribbled in a crabbed hand.
  • At least it was tenderness in her: in another person her voice and manner might have been taken for crabbedness and impatience. Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876
  • The crabbedness of old age or misfortune was evidently looked upon as witchcraft.
  • The uncertainty led to unpredictable twists in his character, making him by turns free-hearted and crabbedly vindictive.
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