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Peut-être dérivé de contentious + rancorous.

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cantankerous \kæn.ˈtæŋ.kə.ɹəs\

  1. Acariâtre, irascible, revêche.
    • He is a violent, dangerous, cantankerous character, hated by everyone who comes across him, and the butt of the students, so far as they dare take a liberty with him. Perhaps it would be best for you if you never heard from the fellow at all. — (Conan Doyle, The Lost World, 1912)

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