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  • 1 cross-grained — adj wood that is cross grained has lines that go across it instead of along it …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 cross-grained — cross′ grained′ adj. 1) bui (of timber) a) having the grain running transversely or diagonally b) having an irregular grain 2) stubborn; perverse • Etymology: 1640–50 cross′ grained′ness ˈgreɪnd , ˈgreɪ nɪd n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 3 cross-grained — index fractious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 cross-grained — [krôs′grānd΄] adj. 1. having a grain that is irregular or that runs across the longitudinal axis: said of timber 2. cantankerous; contrary; perverse …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 cross-grained — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 cross-grained — adjective Date: 1647 1. difficult to deal with < her husband s self absorbed and cross grained nature Lance Morrow > 2. having the grain or fibers running diagonally, transversely, or irregularly …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 cross-grained — adjective wood that is cross grained has lines that go across it instead of along it …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 cross-grained — cross grainedly, adv. cross grainedness, n. /kraws graynd , kros /, adj. 1. having the grain running transversely or diagonally, or having an irregular or gnarled grain, as timber. 2. stubborn; perverse. [1640 50] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 cross grained — Synonyms and related words: across, across the grain, against the grain, athwart, athwartships, bearish, bitchy, broken, bumpy, cankered, cantankerous, choppy, churlish, coarse, coarse grained, contrariwise, contrary, contrawise, corrugated,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 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

  • 11 cross-grained — adj. 1 (of timber) having a cross grain. 2 perverse, intractable …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 cross-grained — adjective a) Having an irregular rather than a parallel grain. b) Difficult to deal with; contrary or troublesome …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 cross grained — adj. having grain or fibers that run diagonally or in a crisscross formation (said of lumber); (Slang) stubborn, difficult to deal with …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 cross-grained — a. Stubborn, obdurate, untractable, perverse, wayward, headstrong, refractory …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15 cross-grained — adj stubborn, pigheaded, mulish, obstinate, obdurant, unyielding, unbending; perverse, contrary, opposed, resistant; refractory, recalcitrant, unmanageable, intractable, contumacious; headstrong, willful, strong willed, wayward …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 16 cross-grained — /ˈkrɒs greɪnd/ (say kros graynd) adjective 1. having the grain running transversely, or diagonally, or having an irregular or gnarled grain, as timber. 2. perverse; intractable. –adverb 3. across the grain; perversely …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 cross-grainedness — (ˈ) ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷nə̇dnə̇s noun ( es) : the quality or state of being cross grained : perversity * * * cross grainedˈness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑cross …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 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

  • 19 cross tongue — noun Etymology: cross (III) : a cross grained tongue of wood used to give additional strength to a tenoned frame …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 curly-grained — adjective of timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel • Syn: ↑cross grained, ↑wavy grained • Similar to: ↑uneven …

    Useful english dictionary