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See definition of crossness on Dictionary.com
  • as inasperity
  • as inirascibility
  • as inirascibleness
  • as inshort fuse
  • as intemper
  • as intetchiness

synonyms for crossness

  • acerbity
  • acrimony
  • bitterness
  • crabbiness
  • difficulty
  • disagreeableness
  • irascibility
  • irritability
  • meanness
  • moroseness
  • peevishness
  • roughness
  • sharpness
  • sourness
  • sullenness
  • tartness
  • churlishness

antonyms for crossness

MOST RELEVANT
  • contentment
  • courtesy
  • kindness
  • politeness
  • sweetness
  • calmness
  • happiness
  • mildness
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      How to use crossness in a sentence

      Words, impatiently heard at the moment, returned upon him, and compunction took its outward effect in crossness.
      MAGNUM BONUMCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
      Crossness and moroseness, for example, may be due to a dyspeptic condition and a chronically bad liver.
      THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATUREWILLIAM HENRY PYLE
      He was exceedingly cross, but I don't think his crossness came from temper; it came from his mind's hurting him.
      DODO'S DAUGHTERE. F. BENSON
      This she said with something almost of crossness in her manner, and Mr. Kennedy went to the afternoon service by himself.
      PHINEAS FINNANTHONY TROLLOPE
      Crossness, as I have said, had been the natural psychological result of his emotions; but his emotions were none the less real.
      THE NECROMANCERSROBERT HUGH BENSON
      All were cross and tired; neither crossness nor weariness were helped when we were told that there was no room for us at the inn.
      IN INDIAN MEXICO (1908)FREDERICK STARR
      A little of the leaven of sweetness and good temper lightens a whole lump of crossness and bad humour.
      EMILIE THE PEACEMAKERMRS. THOMAS GELDART
      "I think it is either an English or a German name," said the doctor, taking no notice of his crossness.
      THE WAIF OF THE "CYNTHIA"ANDR LAURIE AND JULES VERNE
      No; but he was quite worn out with his own crossness, and is, I hope, fast asleep by this time.
      RALPH WILTON'S WEIRDMRS. ALEXANDER
      Missy tried to explain, but the anxiety between mother's eyes deepened to lines of crossness.
      MISSYDANA GATLIN
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      WORDS RELATED TO CROSSNESS

      • acerbity
      • acrimony
      • bitterness
      • churlishness
      • crabbiness
      • crossness
      • difficulty
      • disagreeableness
      • irascibility
      • irritability
      • meanness
      • moroseness
      • peevishness
      • roughness
      • sharpness
      • sourness
      • sullenness
      • tartness
      Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.