Definitions of cross-grained
  1. adjective
    of timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel
    synonyms: curly-grained, wavy-grained
    not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture
  2. adjective
    difficult to deal with
    synonyms: contrarious
    obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate
    tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
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