Synonyms of crabbed in English:


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1‘her handwriting was crabbed and minuscule’

cramped, bad, shaky, scribbled, spidery, laboured, illegible, unreadable, indecipherable

bold, clear

2‘a crabbed old man’

irritable, fractious, fretful, cross, petulant, pettish, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, disagreeable, miserable, morose, peppery, on edge, edgy, impatient, complaining, querulous
bitter, moody, in a bad mood, grumpy, huffy, scratchy, out of sorts, out of temper, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, peevish, sullen, surly, sulky, sour, churlish, touchy, testy, tetchy, snappish, waspish, prickly, crusty, bilious, liverish, dyspeptic, splenetic, choleric
informal snappy, chippy, grouchy, cranky
British informal narky, ratty, eggy, whingy, whingeing, like a bear with a sore head
North American informal sorehead, soreheaded, peckish
Australian, New Zealand informal snaky
dated miffy

sweet-natured, easy-going, charming