Curmudgeonly vs Cantankerous what difference

what is difference between Curmudgeonly and Cantankerous

English

Etymology

curmudgeon +‎ -ly

Adjective

curmudgeonly (comparative curmudgeonlier or more curmudgeonly, superlative curmudgeonliest or most curmudgeonly)

  1. Characteristic of a curmudgeon; churlish

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English

Etymology

Perhaps derived from earlier contenkerous, from contentious + rancorous.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kænˈtæŋkəɹəs/, /kənˈtæŋkəɹəs/

Adjective

cantankerous (comparative more cantankerous, superlative most cantankerous)

  1. Given to or marked by an ill-tempered nature; ill-tempered, cranky, surly, crabby.

Usage notes

Note: cantankerous is generally used to describe an unpleasant elderly person in a slightly pejorative manner. However, the term can be used to people in general, livestock, and machinery as well.

Synonyms

  • cranky
  • grouchy
  • grumpy
  • ornery
  • surly
  • truculent

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