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 for crossness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crossness \Cross"ness\, n.
     The quality or state of being cross; peevishness;
     fretfulness; ill humor.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crossness
      n 1: an irritable petulant feeling [syn: irritability,
           crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness,
           petulance, choler]
      2: a disposition to be ill-tempered [syn: crabbiness,
         crabbedness, crossness]

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