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 –
What keeps my flame burning is, first, I’m ornery and persistent.
Eddie Pepitone, 1958 –