Antonyms for cantankerousness

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They felt that Keith, for all his "cantankerousness," might be right.

In the partial stupors it is seen as active opposition and cantankerousness.

Naturally it is only in the minor stupors that we see it in well-developed form as active opposition and cantankerousness.

Thoreau with all his cantankerousness came nearer to the new literature.

It was like the emancipation of the slaves, and the whole of Scotch cantankerousness came to a height.

I suppose it's what Papa used to call his "originality," and Mamma his "cantankerousness," coming out in me.

WORD ORIGIN

1772, said to be "a Wiltshire word," probably from an alteration (influenced by raucous) of Middle English contakour "troublemaker" (c.1300), from Anglo-French contec "discord, strife," from Old French contechier (Old North French contekier), from con- "with" + teche, related to atachier "hold fast" (see attach). With -ous. Related: Cantankerously; cantankerousness.

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