crabbedness

  • 1 Crabbedness — Crabbed Crab bed (kr?b b?d), a. [See {Crab},n.] 1. Characterized by or manifesting, sourness, peevishness, or moroseness; harsh; cross; cynical; applied to feelings, disposition, or manners. [1913 Webster] Crabbed age and youth can not live… …

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  • 2 crabbedness — noun see crabbed …

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  • 3 crabbedness — See crabbedly. * * * …

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  • 4 crabbedness — noun The state or quality of being crabbed …

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  • 5 crabbedness — n. grouchiness; stubbornness, obstinateness; obscurity, vagueness …

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  • 6 crabbedness — n. 1. Sourness, roughness, tartness, acridity, acridness. 2. Asperity, acerbity, moroseness, sullenness, moodiness, churlishness, harshness, ill temper, acrimoniousness. 3. Difficulty, perplexity, intractability …

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  • 7 crabbedness — n grouchiness, ill nature, ill humor, peevishness, spleen, gruffness; irritability, crotchetiness, Inf. crabbiness; bitterness, churlishness, snap pishness, surliness, acrimoniousness; petulance, moodiness, sullenness, moroseness; acerbity,… …

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  • 8 crabbedness — crab·bed·ness …

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  • 9 crabbedness — noun a disposition to be ill tempered • Syn: ↑crabbiness, ↑crossness • Derivationally related forms: ↑cross (for: ↑crossness), ↑crabbed, ↑crabby ( …

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  • 10 Asperities — Asperity As*per i*ty, n.; pl. {Asperities}. [L. asperitas, fr. asper rough: cf. F. asp[ e]rit[ e].] 1. Roughness of surface; unevenness; opposed to {smoothness}. The asperities of dry bodies. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. Roughness or harshness of… …

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  • 11 Asperity — As*per i*ty, n.; pl. {Asperities}. [L. asperitas, fr. asper rough: cf. F. asp[ e]rit[ e].] 1. Roughness of surface; unevenness; opposed to {smoothness}. The asperities of dry bodies. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. Roughness or harshness of sound; that… …

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  • 12 Sullenness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Sullenness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sullenness sullenness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 morosity morosity spleen Sgm: N 1 churlishness churlishness &c.(discourtesy) 895 Sgm: N 1 irascibility irascibility &c. 901 …

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  • 13 crabbiness — noun a disposition to be ill tempered • Syn: ↑crabbedness, ↑crossness • Derivationally related forms: ↑cross (for: ↑crossness), ↑crabbed (for: ↑ …

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  • 14 crossness — noun 1. an irritable petulant feeling • Syn: ↑irritability, ↑fretfulness, ↑fussiness, ↑peevishness, ↑petulance, ↑choler • Derivationally related forms: ↑petulant ( …

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  • 15 Curstness — Curst ness (k[^u]rst n[e^]s), n. Peevishness; malignity; frowardness; crabbedness; surliness. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 16 Grimness — Grim ness, n. [AS. grimnes.] Fierceness of look; sternness; crabbedness; forbiddingness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 17 Tetricity — Te*tric i*ty, n. [L. tetricitas, taetricitas.] Crabbedness; perverseness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 18 crabbed — adjective Etymology: Middle English, partly from crabbe crustacean, partly from crabbe crab apple Date: 14th century 1. marked by a forbidding moroseness < a crabbed view of human nature > 2. difficult to read or understand …

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  • 19 crabbed — crabbedly, adv. crabbedness, n. /krab id/, adj. 1. grouchy; ill natured; irritable; churlish. 2. perverse; contrary; obstinate. 3. hard to understand; intricate and obscure. 4. difficult to read or decipher, as handwriting. [1250 1300; ME; see… …

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  • 20 acerbity — Synonyms and related words: acescency, acid, acidity, acidness, acidulousness, acridity, acridness, acrimony, animosity, asperity, astringence, astringency, bile, bite, bitingness, bitter pill, bitter resentment, bitterness, bitterness of spirit …

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