cross grained


cross grained
Synonyms and related words:
across, across the grain, against the grain, athwart, athwartships, bearish, bitchy, broken, bumpy, cankered, cantankerous, choppy, churlish, coarse, coarse-grained, contrariwise, contrary, contrawise, corrugated, crabbed, cranky, crisscross, cross, crossway, crossways, crosswise, crusty, cussed, difficult, disagreeable, excitable, feisty, fractious, froward, grained, grainy, granular, granulated, gritty, gross, homespun, horripilant, huffish, huffy, inequal, irascible, irregular, irritable, jolty, linsey-woolsey, mean, obliquely, ornery, overthwart, perverse, pimply, pitted, pocky, potholed, rank, ripply, rough, rough-cast, rough-grained, rough-hewn, ruffled, rutted, rutty, shagged, shaggy, sideways, sidewise, snappish, spiteful, spleeny, splenetic, stuffy, sulky, sullen, testy, textured, thwart, thwartly, thwartways, transverse, transversely, traverse, ugly, uneven, unkempt, unlevel, unpolished, unrefined, unsmooth, ununiform, waspish, wayward, wimpled, wrongheaded

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cross-grained — adj wood that is cross grained has lines that go across it instead of along it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cross-grained — cross′ grained′ adj. 1) bui (of timber) a) having the grain running transversely or diagonally b) having an irregular grain 2) stubborn; perverse • Etymology: 1640–50 cross′ grained′ness ˈgreɪnd , ˈgreɪ nɪd n …   From formal English to slang

  • cross-grained — index fractious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cross-grained — [krôs′grānd΄] adj. 1. having a grain that is irregular or that runs across the longitudinal axis: said of timber 2. cantankerous; contrary; perverse …   English World dictionary

  • cross-grained — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-grained — adjective Date: 1647 1. difficult to deal with < her husband s self absorbed and cross grained nature Lance Morrow > 2. having the grain or fibers running diagonally, transversely, or irregularly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cross-grained — adjective wood that is cross grained has lines that go across it instead of along it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cross-grained — cross grainedly, adv. cross grainedness, n. /kraws graynd , kros /, adj. 1. having the grain running transversely or diagonally, or having an irregular or gnarled grain, as timber. 2. stubborn; perverse. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • cross-grained — adjective 1》 (also cross grain) (of timber) having a grain that runs across the regular grain. 2》 stubbornly contrary or bad tempered …   English new terms dictionary

  • cross-grained — adj. 1 (of timber) having a cross grain. 2 perverse, intractable …   Useful english dictionary


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