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Noun: crossness  krós-nus
  1. An irritable petulant feeling
    "babyish tears and crossness";
    - irritability, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness, petulance, choler
  2. A disposition to be ill-tempered
    - crabbiness, crabbedness, grouchiness [informal]

Type of: distemper, ill humor [US], ill humour [Brit, Cdn], ill nature

Encyclopedia: Crossness