Definition of crabbedness in US English:



  • See crabbed

    • ‘Out of its crabbedness and spitefulness come the finest, choicest flavors.’
    • ‘Both father and son, in their crabbedness, may be recessionary personalities.’
    • ‘They differ from earlier work, in a slight crabbedness of hand, a somewhat less generous use of space.’
    • ‘The crabbedness of old age or misfortune was evidently looked upon as witchcraft.’
    • ‘The story of a change in a character from arrogance, crabbedness, to that of humility always has appeal.’