Meaning of crabbedly in English:



See crabbed

‘We thought that would be a better way to ring in the season than, say, crabbedly poking at a deck, angry and alone.’
  • ‘He was a crabbedly honest old fellow, and a very skilful hunter.’
  • ‘That is why the young are fiery and righteous, and the old crabbedly mutter that there is no new thing under the sun.’
  • ‘In the end, however, such crabbedly utilitarian arguments simply fail to understand the historic significance of the parliament.’
  • ‘The uncertainty led to unpredictable twists in his character, making him by turns free-hearted and crabbedly vindictive.’