What is another word for ornery?

864 synonyms found


[ ˈɔːnəɹi], [ ˈɔːnəɹi], [ ˈɔː_n_ə_ɹ_i]

Synonyms for Ornery:

How to use "Ornery" in context?

The word "ornery" is a general word meaning difficult to manage, deal with, or provoke. It can be used as an adjective to describe someone who is temperamentally difficult to get along with, or as a noun to describe someone who behaves in a difficult or contentious manner.

The word derives from the Latin ornis, meaning "bird," andnery meaning "of or pertaining to a bird." It originally referred to a difficult or stubborn bird, or in general to a person who is difficult to manage or control.

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