Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being crusty; hardness.
  • noun Peevishness; snappishness; surliness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of having crust or being like crust; hardness.
  • noun The quality of being crusty or surly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being crusty

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Examples

  • Down underneath his crustiness was a deep love for his son and a strong faith in him.

    Revenge!

  • I love the crustiness of no paper liners but metal can get sticky and hard to get the muffins or brownies out of the pan.

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  • On the other hand, he was sweet-tempered and equable, and he did not resent the early shows of crustiness which Michael made.

    CHAPTER XXIX

  • She always liked grilled cheese sandwiches, the gooey melt of them, the buttery crustiness.

    Grilled Cheese

  • Despite her crustiness and refusal to allow electricity or radio antennas on any of her properties, she extended herself to bring medical care to this isolated region.

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  • Despite her crustiness and refusal to allow electricity or radio antennas on any of her properties, she extended herself to bring medical care to this isolated region.

    Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature by Linda Lear

  • In the universities, where he continues to be taught, it is presumably understood that, as John Updike put it, the drama of his greatest poems hinges on the breaking of Larkin's crustiness, his prejudices, followed by "a generous, deep-breathing self-transcendence"; in other words, that the work has everything to do with life, and also nothing at all.

    In search of the real Philip Larkin

  • The main course, confit de canard and mogettes, cooks in the hearth in a big casserole to lip-smacking crustiness.

    Soul Food

  • But she saw something different, underneath the thorns and crustiness.

    The God Hater

  • A good chicken parm sub requires all of its ingredients to be superior, most importantly the sauce but also the cheese and the seasoning and crustiness of the chicken.

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