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 for cranky
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cranky \Crank"y\ (-?), a.
     1. Full of spirit; crank.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Addicted to crotchets and whims; unreasonable in opinions;
        crotchety. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Unsteady; easy to upset; crank.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
             [syn: crank, cranky, tender, tippy]
      2: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young
         man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen" [syn:
         cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish,
         peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy,
         tetchy, techy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  202 Moby Thesaurus words for "cranky":
     abnormal, anomalous, antagonistic, antipathetic, arbitrary,
     at cross-purposes, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war,
     bearish, beefing, bellyaching, bitching, bitchy, breakaway,
     cankered, cantankerous, capricious, choleric, churlish, clashing,
     complaining, complaintful, conflicting, contentious, contradicting,
     contradictory, contrary, counteractant, counteracting,
     counteractive, countervailing, counterworking, crabbed, crabbing,
     crabby, crackbrained, cracked, crackers, crank, crankish, crazed,
     crazy, croaking, cross, cross-grained, crotchety, crusty, cuckoo,
     cussed, daffy, daft, deviant, deviative, different, differing,
     difficult, disaccordant, disagreeable, disagreeing, disappointed,
     discontented, discordant, discrepant, disgruntled, disharmonious,
     displeased, disproportionate, dissatisfied, dissident, dissonant,
     divergent, dotty, eccentric, envious, erratic, exceptional,
     excitable, fanciful, fantasied, fantastic, faultfinding, feisty,
     fey, flaky, fractious, freakish, froward, funny, grating, griping,
     grouchy, grousing, growling, gruff, grumbling, harebrained,
     hostile, hot-tempered, huffish, huffy, humorsome, idiocratic,
     idiosyncratic, ill-humored, immiscible, inaccordant, incompatible,
     inharmonious, inimical, irascible, irregular, irritable, jangling,
     jarring, kinky, kooky, maggoty, malcontent, malcontented, mean,
     moody, motiveless, murmuring, muttering, negative, nonconformist,
     notional, nutty, odd, oddball, opposing, oppositional, oppugnant,
     ornery, out of accord, out of humor, out of sorts, out of whack,
     peculiar, peevish, perverse, petulant, queer, querulant, querulous,
     quick-tempered, quirky, ratty, reactionary, rebellious,
     recalcitrant, renitent, repugnant, resentful, resistant, restive,
     restless, revolutionary, screwball, screwy, short-tempered,
     singular, snappish, spiteful, spleeny, splenetic, strange, sulky,
     surly, temperamental, testy, tetchy, touchy, twisted, ugly,
     unaccepting, unaccommodating, uncongenial, unconventional, uneasy,
     unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy, unharmonious, unnatural,
     unreasonable, unrestrained, unsatisfied, vagarious, vagrant,
     variant, vinegarish, vinegary, wacky, wanton, waspish, wayward,
     weird, whimsical, whiny

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