- the quality or state of being cross or angry; irritability; snappishness.
Origin of crossness
Related Words for crossnesstantrum, impatience, rage, fury, sensitivity, resentment, passion, anger, ire, outburst, irritability, acrimony, sullenness, tartness, sharpness, bitterness, roughness, difficulty, acerbity, irascibility
Examples from the Web for crossness
Historical Examples of crossness
I'm not used to be cross, and my own crossness is much harder to bear than theirs.Weighed and Wanting
Might there not have been another reason for the crossness, supposing it to have existed?
Then you are come to ask pardon for all your crossness, your savagery of this morning?
There's been no nerve frettin' nor crossness since the mistress was called—not once.Reels and Spindles
And I must say that Lucy's crossness not to take them along with them in the chaise is worse than all.Sense and Sensibility