Word of the Day: Ornery


or-ner-y / ôr-nə-rē


1. cranky; ill-tempered; disagreeable

The more we love, and the more unlikely people we love, the more we resemble God – who, after all, loves ornery creatures like us.

Philip Yancey, 1949 –

2. stubborn

What keeps my flame burning is, first, I’m ornery and persistent.

Eddie Pepitone, 1958 –