crab´bed|ness


crab´bed|ness
crab|bed «KRAB ihd», adjective.
1. hard to read or decipher because irregular: »

The teacher refused to accept papers with crabbed handwriting.

2. hard to understand; perplexing: »

This writer has a crabbed style.

3. peevish; ill-natured; cross. SYNONYM(S): surly, testy, irascible, petulant.
[< crab1 + -ed2 (because of its crooked motion and cross temper)]
crab´bed|ly, adverb.
crab´bed|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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