Definition of Crabbedness

1. Noun. A disposition to be ill-tempered.

Exact synonyms: Crabbiness, Crossness
Generic synonyms: Ill Nature
Derivative terms: Crabbed, Crabby, Cross



Definition of Crabbedness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being crabbed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crabbedness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crabbedness

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crabbedness (current term)
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Literary usage of Crabbedness

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1. English Synonyms Discriminated by William Taylor (1813)
"... rigid, who punishes without respect of persons and circumstances. Why this I Austerity is an idea of the palate ; it means crabbedness. ..."

2. Human Vitality and Efficiency Under Prolonged Restricted Diet by Francis Gano Benedict (1919)
"May 22: "Your insistence that the talk about crabbedness is just a joke is wrong. Perhaps crabbedness is not the right word; I know of no better one to ..."

3. Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfield, Earl of by Francis Hardy (1812)
"For my weak eyes, joined to the crabbedness of your hand writing ... the only crabbedness about you, would, I doubt, prevent my reading in such a manner, ..."

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