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crossly (adv.)

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

updated on May 20, 2018

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Definitions of crossly from WordNet

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