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noun as in argumentativeness

noun as in disputatiousness

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Example Sentences

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

He even added that the fiancé of Miss Cook had given striking proofs of her extreme cantankerousness!

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

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

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


On this page you'll find 278 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cantankerousness, such as: belligerence, combativeness, contentiousness, disputatiousness, litigiousness, and quarrelsomeness.

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