Synonyms of ornery in English:

ornery


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adjective

1‘they finally realized that his illness was what had made him so ornery’

SYNONYMS
grouchy, grumpy, cranky, crotchety, cantankerous, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, dyspeptic, irascible, waspish

2‘an ornery cuss who clings to the old ways’

SYNONYMS
stubborn, obstinate, mulish, pig-headed, bull-headed, obdurate, recalcitrant, refractory
firm, adamant, resolute, dogged, persistent, inflexible, iron-willed, uncompromising, uncooperative, unaccommodating, intractable
North American rock-ribbed
informal stiff-necked
British informal bolshie, bloody-minded
North American informal balky
archaic contumacious, froward
ANTONYMS

compliant, docile