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Correct spelling:
ornery
Definition:
having a difficult and contrary disposition; " a cantankerous and venomous- tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers

Synonyms:

adjective
adverse
allergic to, down on, down side.
aggressive
combative.
bad-tempered
ill-natured.
crotchety
cross-grained, curmudgeonly, Crossgrained, waspy.
disobedient
unruly.
feisty
excitable, hot-blooded, zestful, Gutty, hotblooded, full of pep.
fractious
pettish.
hateful
malicious, uncool, shuddersome.
irritable
fretful.
mean
cantankerous, contemptible, crabby, cranky, crusty, difficult, disagreeable, grouchy, grumpy, hard-nosed, ignoble, ill-tempered, irritable, nasty, obstinate, quarrelsome, rotten, sour, surly, testy, unfriendly, vicious.
opposite
unalike, violative, diametrically opposed, flip-side, flipside, unsimilar.
sharp
sharp.
sullen
sulky.
temperamental
temperamental, hypersensitive, easily upset, hyper, in bad mood.
testy
tetchy.
noun
ornery
cantankerous, crotchety, ill-natured.
Examples of usage:
  1. But what in thunder was you aimin' to do with that ornery Yavapai Joe, if he'd a' took you up on your fool proposition?" – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  2. " Stranger," broke in Windy Bill, with great emphasis, " as to that snake, I want you to understand this: yereafter in my estimation that snake is nothin' but an ornery angle- worm!" – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  3. Say, Miss Donnie, if ever I see a cold- blooded, fishy, snaky, ornery man, it's this T. Morgan Carey- an' at that he's a dead ringer for a church deacon. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  4. I never knowed there was so many ornery words bedded down in that there book. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  5. I ain't sayin' nothin' more than that now, because I'm a slow hand at makin' ornery promises, seein' I always keep 'em. – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan

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