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Crotchety Meaning and Synonyms from 601 Words You Need

Crotchety meaning and illustrations together with synonyms and antonyms from the book 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam. Improve your listening and reading comprehension with the word crotchety in real context.

/ˈkrɒtʃ.ɪ.ti/ (adj)

Crotchety meaning

easily irritated or annoyed, bad-tempered, bearish, cantankerous, grumpy, cranky, irascible, vinegarish, touchy, short-tempered, irritable, surly, waspish, fretful, grouchy


Anger is an emotion that nearly everyone will experience at some point in their lifetime. In fact, anger is a necessary emotion to feel because it acts as a form of protection from a possible threat.

However, if you find yourself developing telltale signs of rage frequently, you might be a crotchety or fretful person. Maybe you’re frustrated at a server who got your order wrong, or at the car in front of you refusing to move quickly enough, or perhaps even losing it at your favorite sports team for blowing a lead—this may be pointing to something a little different, and more severe.

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Parts of speech

Noun: crotchetiness

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