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Capriciously stubborn or eccentric; perverse.

crotch′et·i·ness n.
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Noun1.crotchetiness - a fussy and eccentric disposition
ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
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Yes, Jenny, Wendi and Susie form a formidable triptych of crotchetiness.
Dara, who delivered an outstanding display of such comic crotchetiness on BBC2's Room 101, carries on by underlining why this persona functions so effectively in stand-up.
His misery was compounded by deafness and he subsided into alcoholism, crotchetiness, and debilitating illnesses.