Crotchetiness
Crotchetiness Crotch"et*i*ness (kr?ch"?t-?-n?s), n. The state or character of being crotchety, or whimsical. [1913 Webster]

This belief in rightness is a kind of conscientiousness, and when it degenerates it becomes crotchetiness. --J. Grote. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • crotchetiness — noun see crotchety …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crotchetiness — See crotchety. * * * …   Universalium

  • crotchetiness — noun The state or quality of being crotchety …   Wiktionary

  • crotchetiness — n. whimsicalness, eccentricity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crotchetiness — noun a fussy and eccentric disposition • Syn: ↑crankiness, ↑contrariness, ↑grumpiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑grumpy (for: ↑grumpiness), ↑crotchety, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crotchety — crotchetiness, n. /kroch i tee/, adj. 1. given to odd notions, whims, grouchiness, etc. 2. of the nature of a crotchet. [1815 25; CROTCHET + Y1] Syn. 1. fussy, eccentric, grouchy. * * * …   Universalium

  • contrariness — noun 1. deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline • Syn: ↑perversity, ↑perverseness • Derivationally related forms: ↑perverse (for: ↑perverseness), ↑perverse ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • crankiness — noun a fussy and eccentric disposition • Syn: ↑crotchetiness, ↑contrariness, ↑grumpiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑grumpy (for: ↑grumpiness), ↑crotchety ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • grumpiness — noun a fussy and eccentric disposition • Syn: ↑crankiness, ↑crotchetiness, ↑contrariness • Derivationally related forms: ↑grumpy, ↑crotchety (for: ↑crotchetiness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • paranoia — par a*noi a (p[a^]r [.a]*noi [.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. para noia.] 1. (Med.) A chronic form of insanity characterized by very gradual impairment of the intellect, systematized delusion, and usually by delusions of persecution or mandatory delusions …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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