crossness

[ kraws-nis, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔs nɪs, ˈkrɒs- /

noun

the quality or state of being cross or angry; irritability; snappishness.

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Origin of crossness

First recorded in 1590–1600; cross + -ness
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