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crabbed


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crabbed  \Crab"bed\  (kr?b"b?d),  a.  [See  {Crab},n.] 
  1.  Characterized  by  or  manifesting,  sourness,  peevishness,  or 
  moroseness;  harsh;  cross;  cynical;  --  applied  to  feelings, 
  disposition,  or  manners. 
 
  Crabbed  age  and  youth  can  not  live  together.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Characterized  by  harshness  or  roughness;  unpleasant;  -- 
  applied  to  things  as  a  crabbed  taste. 
 
  3.  Obscure;  difficult;  perplexing;  trying;  as  a  crabbed 
  author.  ``Crabbed  eloquence.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  How  charming  is  divine  philosophy!  Not  harsh  and 
  crabbed,  as  dull  fools  suppose.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Cramped;  irregular;  as  crabbed  handwriting.  -- 
  {Crab"bed*ly},  adv  --  {Crab"bed*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crabbed 
  adj  :  perversely  irritable  [syn:  {crabby},  {cross},  {fussy},  {grouchy}, 
  {grumpy},  {bad-tempered},  {ill-tempered}] 




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