cross-grainedness


cross-grainedness
cross-grain·ed·ness

English syllables. 2014.

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  • cross-grainedness — (ˈ) ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷nə̇dnə̇s noun ( es) : the quality or state of being cross grained : perversity * * * cross grainedˈness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑cross …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-grained — cross grainedly, adv. cross grainedness, n. /kraws graynd , kros /, adj. 1. having the grain running transversely or diagonally, or having an irregular or gnarled grain, as timber. 2. stubborn; perverse. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • insubordination — n 1. defiance, defiantness, rebelliousness, mutinousness, insurrectionalism, revolu tionariness, seditiousness, insurgence, riotousness. 2. rebellion, insurrection, mutiny, revolt, uprising, revolution, sedition, insurgency; riot, disorder,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • intractability — n 1. intractableness, indocility, unsubmissiveness, insubmission, incompliance, incompli ancy, uncooperativeness, nonconformity; stubbornness, obstinateness, obstinacy, pervicaciousness, pig head edness, mulishness, obdurateness, hard headedness …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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