Cragged vs Crabbed - What's the difference?

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Cragged is a related term of crabbed.

As adjectives the difference between cragged and crabbed

is that cragged is having crags while crabbed is bad-tempered or cantankerous.

As a verb crabbed is





(en adjective)
  • Having crags
  • * {{quote-book, year=1658, author=Isaac Barrow, title=Sermons on Evil-Speaking, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Is not the plain way more easy than the rough and cragged ? is not the fair way more pleasant and passable than the foul? }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1834, author=Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, title=The Last Days of Pompeii, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Over the broadest there seemed to spring a cragged and stupendous arch, from which, as from the jaws of hell, gushed the sources of the sudden Phlegethon. }}




    (en adjective)
  • Bad-tempered or cantankerous.
  • Cramped, bent.
  • * 1800(?) Robert Southey, Winter
  • A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee,
    Old Winter, with a rugged beard as grey
    As the long moss upon the apple-tree;
  • (of handwriting) Crowded together and difficult to read.
  • Derived terms

    * crabbedly * crabbedness


  • (crab)