简明英汉词典

cantankerous
[kEn5tANkErEs]
adj.
脾气坏的, 爱吵架的, 刚愎的, 任性的

美国传统词典[双解]

cantankerous
can.tan.ker.ous
AHD:[k2n-t2ng“k…r-…s]
D.J.[k#n6t#0k**s]
K.K.[k#n6t#0k+*s]
adj.(形容词)

(1)

Ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable.
脾气不好的和爱争吵的;不讨人喜欢的

(2)

Difficult to handle:
难以处理的:
“had to use liquid helium, which is supercold, costly and cantankerous”(Boston Globe)
“不得不使用极冷、昂贵且难以处理的液态氦”(波士顿环球)

语源

(1)

Perhaps from Middle English contek [dissension] influenced by words such as rancorous , cankerous
可能源自 中古英语 contek [争论] 受如下单词的影响,如 rancorous, cankerous

(2)

from Anglo-Norman contec
源自 英法语 contec

(3)

possibly from Latin cont3s [past participle of] contingere [to touch] * see contact
可能源自 拉丁语 cont3s [] contingere的过去分词 [触摸] *参见 contact

继承用法

cantankerously
adv.(副词)

cantankerousness
n.(名词)

现代英汉词典

cantankerous
[kAn5tANkErEs]
adj.
脾气坏的;爱争吵的

现代英汉综合大辞典

cantankerous
[kEn5tANkErEs]
adj.
脾气不好的, 难处的, 爱吵闹的

继承用法

cantankerously
adj.

cantankerousness
n.

英文相关词典

cantankerous
cranky    cross    irritable    mean    quarrelsome    

美国传统词典

cantankerous
can.tan.ker.ous
AHD:[k2n-t2ng“k…r-…s]
D.J.[k#n6t#0k**s]
K.K.[k#n6t#0k+*s]
adj.

(1)

Ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable.

(2)

Difficult to handle:
“had to use liquid helium, which is supercold, costly and cantankerous”(Boston Globe)

语源

(1)

Perhaps from Middle English contek [dissension] influenced by words such as rancorous , cankerous

(2)

from Anglo-Norman contec

(3)

possibly from Latin cont3s [past participle of] contingere [to touch] * see contact

继承用法

cantankerously
adv.

cantankerousness
n.

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