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Synonyms for crabbiness

a disposition to be ill-tempered

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Experts say the crabbiness is a natural reaction, tied to how the body responds to soaring temperatures.
Samuelson argues that this crabbiness is a signal that the age of entitlement is ending.
The avocado green of a nurse's stockings, the potbelly and craggy voice of his neighbor, the puffy crabbiness of another middle-aged nurse, the ongoing black-market activities and bribes - all is important, for observing is the only act a patient still controls.
This psychological effect of a terrific month of sales is so salubrious that one wonders how much of the crabbiness in this world is due to business owners who are in a foul mood because their companies are enduring another month of so-so sales.
Despite the crabbiness of my strictures, I am happy that the book is now accessible to English readers.
While some of those aspects might be uncomfortably similar to our own (Lucy's crabbiness, Sally's selfishness, even Pig Pen's messiness), it is his understanding of, and compassion for, our strengths and weaknesses as a species that resonate so forcefully among numerous readers.
Carrey delivers one of Dickens' most famous lines with suitable crabbiness.