Etymology
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crossness (n.)

"disposition to be peevish," 1590s, from cross (adj.) + -ness.

updated on May 20, 2018

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Definitions of crossness from WordNet

crossness (n.)
an irritable petulant feeling;
Synonyms: irritability / fretfulness / fussiness / peevishness / petulance / choler
crossness (n.)
a disposition to be ill-tempered;
Synonyms: crabbiness / crabbedness
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