Etymology
Advertisement

crossly (adv.)

"irritably," 1730; earlier "adversely, unfavorably," also "athwart, intersecting something else" (both 1590s), from cross (adj.) + -ly (2).

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of crossly

crossly (adv.)
in an ill-natured manner;
she looked at her husband crossly
Synonyms: grouchily / grumpily
From wordnet.princeton.edu