cantankerousness
noun see cantankerous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cantankerousness — noun The state of being cantankerous. The gamekeeper was slower to smooth himself down than Solomon; who showed much good temper, setting himself to make up for a little cantankerousness, in fact growing to be friendly …   Wiktionary

  • cantankerousness — cantankerous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ bad tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative. DERIVATIVES cantankerously adverb cantankerousness noun. ORIGIN perhaps a blend of Anglo Irish cant «auction» and rancorous …   English terms dictionary

  • Cantankerousness — Cantankerous Can*tan ker*ous, a. Perverse; contentious; ugly; malicious. [Colloq.] {Can*tan ker*ous*ly}, adv. {Can*tan ker*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] The cantankerous old maiden aunt. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cantankerousness — See cantankerously. * * * …   Universalium

  • cantankerousness — n. contentiousness, argumentativeness, irritability …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cantankerousness — can·tan·ker·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • cantankerousness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being cantankerous * * * cantanˈkerousness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑cantankerous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cussedness — Cuss ed*ness (c[u^]s [e^]d*n[e^]s), n. [Cussed (for cursed) + ness.] Disposition to willful wrongdoing; malignity; perversity; cantankerousness; obstinacy. [Slang or Colloq., U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] In her opinion it was all pure cussedness …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cantankerous — adjective Etymology: perhaps irregular from obsolete contack contention Date: 1772 difficult or irritating to deal with < a cantankerous mule > • cantankerously adverb • cantankerousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Kelso (horse) — Thoroughbred racehorse infobox horsename = Kelso caption = sire = Your Host grandsire = Alibhai dam = Maid Of Flight damsire = Count Fleet sex = Gelding foaled = 1957 country = United States flagicon|USA colour = Dark Bay breeder = Bohemia Stable …   Wikipedia

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