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crabby Syllabification: crab·by
Pronunciation: /ˈkrabē/

Definition of crabby in English:

adjective (crabbier, crabbiest)

Example sentences
  • I also feel vaguely crabby and irritable right now, and I'm not sure why.
  • One of the things we had to learn to deal with were crabby, irritable, and imperfect clients.
  • She was often kind of crabby and irritable overseas when she had to travel with him.



Pronunciation: /ˈkrabəlē/
Example sentences
  • It's another one of his riddles, she thought crabbily.
  • Somehow it came out sounding exactly right for its wild title, crabbily fluid with sudden lurches.
  • Slowly stirring, my aching body crabbily reported the casualties of my latest drinking binge.


Example sentences
  • Their failure is not simply one of crabbiness or rancour; it's a failure of imagination.
  • But as a natural actor, Murray betrays the sincerity and sensitivity that's being shielded by the crabbiness.
  • Anticipatory exam dread and its accompanying crabbiness seem to have arrived exceptionally early this year.

Words that rhyme with crabby

abbey, cabby, flabby, gabby, grabby, Rabbie, scabby, shabby, tabby, yabby

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