Definition of crossness in English:

crossness

noun

  • See cross

    • ‘This accompanied by noises of exertion, crossness or frustration, emotional or physical as appropriate.’
    • ‘One of the things I hated about the election was its crossness.’
    • ‘If you guys hadn't stood up, burnt your bras, vocalised your crossness and proved yourself as vocal and as argumentative as your male counterparts, then probably I would be in the relaxed position I am today.’
    • ‘His crossness about the fact that Head of News at the BBC is now a woman fills me with awe.’
    • ‘Eventually Mathew got over his bout of crossness.’

Pronunciation

crossness

/ˈkrɒsnəs/