adjective, crank·i·er, crank·i·est.
Examples from the Web for crankiness
Nursing helped to assuage injuries, fatigue, crankiness, and even sickness.The Bogus Breastfeeding Debate Over Nursing Older Kids|Diane Wiessinger|May 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Salesmen particularly complained of her crankiness and of the unsatisfactory service they got.The Knack of Managing|Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
There's something so underbred about crankiness; and the Harwich family have always been essentially aristocrats.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
But it is more likely that our crankiness was the result of the supper we had eaten the previous night.The Story Girl|Lucy Maud Montgomery