Definition of crossness:
perverseness, fussiness, crotchetiness, snappishness, pettishness, crabbiness, irritableness, excitability, crabbedness, anger, yellow bile, temper, waspishness, biliousness, petulance, irritability, choler, peevishness, testiness, ire, irascibleness, fretfulness, perversity.
irritability (part of speech: noun)
sullenness (part of speech: noun)
- "The Tinder-Box", Maria Thompson Daviess.
- "Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician", Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley).
- "The Measure of a Man", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.