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adj. crab·bi·er, crab·bi·est Informal
Grouchy; ill-tempered.

crab′bi·ly adv.
crab′bi·ness n.


the state of being crabby
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Noun1.crabbiness - a disposition to be ill-tempered
ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
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