It's a crabbed , narrow, unforgiving quality that was alive and well particularly for a couple of decades after the war.
Plotinus wrote these treatises in a crabbed and difficult Greek.
I felt crabbed and stinging-eyed and almost tore her head off.
A furry arm snaked out, hung a sign in a crabbed script, then whisked out of sight again.
But this crabbed , Hobbesian spirit of social Darwinism has been bested before, and we can overcome it again.
I have again spent too long reading Klessa's crabbed writing.
She felt the attraction of libertine narrative in a less crabbed way than some of her better-known works might lead us to believe.
Thirty-four years after I made this crabbed notation - ‘Mr. Chapman and guest.’
Noah has taken all the family's worries on himself, and he's in danger of turning into a crabbed old man.
Epstein's crabbed view of autonomy also highlights the bankruptcy of the libertarian view of child-rearing.