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or·ner·y  audio  (ôrn-r) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
or·ner·i·er, or·ner·i·est
Mean-spirited, disagreeable, and contrary in disposition; cantankerous.

ETYMOLOGY:
Alteration of ordinary

OTHER FORMS:
orner·i·ness(Noun)


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