Crabbed

Definition of Crabbed

Crab´bed   Pronunciation: kr?b´b?d
a.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.
How charming is divine philosophy!
Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose.
- Milton.
4.Cramped; irregular; as, crabbed handwriting.

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