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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ornery mean? 

ORNERY (adjective)
  The adjective ORNERY has 1 sense:

1. having a difficult and contrary disposition

  Familiarity information: ORNERY used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ORNERY (adjective)

Sense 1ornery [BACK TO TOP]


Having a difficult and contrary disposition


crotchety; ornery; cantankerous

Context example:

a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady


ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

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