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Definition of "crossness" []

  • The state of being cross; mild anger (noun)

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Use "crossness" in a sentence
  • "She thought her crossness was the cause of the princess's unhappiness, and had no idea that she was really and deeply hurt at not being believed."
  • "It resulted that on Monday morning they were nervous and impatient, alternating between fits of giggling delight in the interchange of fond reminiscences, and the crossness which is pretty sure to disfigure human behavior from want of sleep."
  • "Mrs. Crump was a little cross sometimes; for there is a good kind of crossness that is only disagreeable, and there is a bad kind of crossness that is very nasty indeed."