Spleenful Spleen"ful, a. Displaying, or affected with, spleen; angry; fretful; melancholy. [1913 Webster]

Myself have calmed their spleenful mutiny. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Then rode Geraint, a little spleenful yet, Across the bridge that spann'd the dry ravine. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • spleenful — index bilious, fractious, malevolent, malignant, perverse, petulant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • spleenful — [splēn′fəl] adj. full of spleen; irritable, peevish, spiteful, etc.: also spleenish or spleeny spleenfully adv …   English World dictionary

  • spleenful — adjective Date: 1588 full of or affected with spleen ; splenetic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spleenful — spleenfully, adv. /spleen feuhl/, adj. 1. full of or displaying spleen. 2. ill humored; irritable or peevish; spiteful; splenetic. [1580 90; SPLEEN + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • spleenful — adjective /ˈspliːnfəl/ Full of spleen; spiteful …   Wiktionary

  • spleenful — spleen·ful …   English syllables

  • spleenful — spleen•ful [[t]ˈsplin fəl[/t]] adj. ill humored • Etymology: 1580 spleen′ful•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • spleenful — /ˈsplinfəl/ (say spleenfuhl) adjective 1. full of or displaying spleen. 2. ill humoured; irritable or peevish; spiteful …   Australian English dictionary

  • spleenful — ˈ ̷ ̷fəl adjective : full of, displaying, or affected with spleen : splenetic …   Useful english dictionary

  • splenetic — [spli net′ik] adj. [LL spleneticus] 1. of the spleen; splenic 2. bad tempered, irritable, peevish, spiteful, etc.; spleenful 3. Obs. melancholy: Also splenetical n. a spleenful person SYN. IRRITABLE splenetically adv …   English World dictionary

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