(1) This isn't like the cantankerous old Johnboy we've come to know and loathe, and frankly I find this a bit disturbing, but a welcome change.(2) She was a cantankerous old dear and as deaf as a doorpost, but we had always been on friendly terms, and I had never quarrelled with her.(3) Holmes investigates the possible spontaneous combustion of a cantankerous old man.(4) The cantankerous old lady she had worked for for six years had been good to her, in her gruff way.(5) There are no doubt wise and astute teenagers, just as there are foolish and cantankerous old folks.(6) And you dare not write off people who pen moaning letters to parish newsletters or local papers as cantankerous curmudgeons.(7) Like all of us, he could be grumpy and cantankerous , but he was never mean-spirited in deed or thought.(8) His cantankerous old mother and frustrated spinster sister are a constant drain on his increasingly shaky resources.(9) When the cantankerous old miller dies of a heart attack, he bequeaths his property to his eldest son, his donkey to the second, and the mill cat to his youngest son Mark.(10) Much like the late-lamented, cantankerous Mr Dahl, most children revel in the gleefully grotesque and delightfully disgusting.(11) The only other person from my group who was there was Ernie (the old cantankerous fool).(12) He was always known as Captain Jessie, a cantankerous old duffer nearing his eightieth year.(13) They used to do a sketch as two cantankerous old dons forever inventing new ways to insult one another.(14) Now we have responsibility for my 88 year old cantankerous maiden aunt who suffers from moderately severe dementia and resides in a rest home.(15) He's a cantankerous old man, set in his ways and prone to sulking to get what he wants.(16) I blurted out to my kind friend that I had absolutely no interest in that cantankerous , melancholy old woman!