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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a disposition to be ill-tempered;
[syn: crabbiness, crabbedness, crossness]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 together. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by harshness or roughness; unpleasant; -- applied to things; as, a crabbed taste. [1913 Webster] 3. Obscure; difficult; perplexing; trying; as, a crabbed author. "Crabbed eloquence." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Cramped; irregular; as, crabbed handwriting. -- Crab"bed*ly, adv. -- Crab"bed*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

crabbedness n 1: a disposition to be ill-tempered [syn: crabbiness, crabbedness, crossness]