Snappishness
Snappish Snap"pish, a. 1. Apt to snap at persons or things; eager to bite; as, a snapping cur. [1913 Webster]

2. Sharp in reply; apt to speak angrily or testily; easily provoked; tart; peevish. [1913 Webster]

The taunting address of a snappish misanthrope. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster] -- {Snap"pish*ly}, adv. -- {Snap"pish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • snappishness — snap·pish·ness …   English syllables

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