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  • cross — [adj] very angry; in a bad mood annoyed, cantankerous, captious, caviling, choleric, churlish, crabby*, cranky, crotchety*, crusty, disagreeable, faultfinding, fractious, fretful, grouchy, grumpy, ill humored, ill tempered, impatient, irascible,… …   New thesaurus

  • cross — [krôs, kräs] n. [< ME cros & crois; cros < OE cros & ON kross, both < OIr cros < L crux (gen. crucis), a cross < IE * kreuk , extension of base * (s)ker , to turn, bend > L curvus; ME crois < OFr < L crux] 1. an upright… …   English World dictionary

  • cross|patch — «KRS PACH, KROS », noun. Informal. a cross, bad tempered person …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rood, crucifix; crosspiece, cross mark, X, ex; gibbet; bur den, trial, trouble, adversity, affliction; hybrid, mixture, crossbreed; half caste, half breed; (cap.) Christianity, the Church, Gospel. v.… …   English dictionary for students

  • cross — Synonyms and related words: Agnus Dei, Calvary cross, Cape Colored, Christogram, Eurasian, Greek cross, Holy Grail, Host, Jerusalem cross, John Hancock, Latin cross, Malacca cane, Maltese cross, Russian cross, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, T, X, abjure …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cross — 1. noun 1) a bronze cross Syn: crucifix, rood 2) we all have our crosses to bear Syn: burden, trouble, worry, trial, tribulation, affliction, curse, bane, misfortune, adversity …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • cross — crossable, adj. crossability, n. /kraws, kros/, n., v., adj., crosser, crossest. n. 1. a structure consisting essentially of an upright and a transverse piece, upon which persons were formerly put to death. 2. any object, figure, or mark… …   Universalium

  • cross — {{11}}cross (adj.) ill tempered, 1630s, probably from 16c. sense of contrary, athwart, especially with reference to winds and sailing ships, from CROSS (Cf. cross) (n.). {{12}}cross (n.) O.E. cros (mid 10c.), from O.Ir. cros, probably via… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cross — n 1. crucifix, crux, rood, crosslet. 2. crossing, crosswalk, corner; crossroad, crossway, intersection, junction, juncture; convergence, conver gency, point of meeting. 3. thwarting, frustration, stumbling block, impediment, encumbrance,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 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

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