Meaning of crabbed

crab•bed

Pronunciation: (krab'id), [key]
— adj.
  1. grouchy; ill-natured; irritable; churlish.
  2. perverse; contrary; obstinate.
  3. hard to understand; intricate and obscure.
  4. difficult to read or decipher, as handwriting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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