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ornery

adjective uk   /ˈɔː.nə.ri/ us    /ˈɔːr-/ US
likely to get angry and argue with people: He had been in an ornery mood all day, rowing with his wife and his boss.
Translations of “ornery”
in Chinese (Traditional) 脾氣壞的, 愛爭吵的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脾气坏的, 爱争吵的…
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