crotchetiness

crotchety

[kroch-i-tee]
adjective
1.
given to odd notions, whims, grouchiness, etc.
2.
of the nature of a crotchet.

Origin:
1815–25; crotchet + -y1

crotchetiness, noun


1. fussy, eccentric, grouchy.
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crotchety (ˈkrɒtʃɪtɪ)
 
adj
1.  informal cross; irritable; contrary
2.  full of crotchets
 
'crotchetiness
 
n

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crotchety
1825, from crotchet (q.v.) "whim or fancy," but the sense evolution is obscure.
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