Splenetically \Sple*net"ic*al*ly\, adv. In a splenetical manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • splenetically — adverb see splenetic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • splenetically — See splenetic. * * * …   Universalium

  • splenetically — adverb In a splenetic manner …   Wiktionary

  • splenetically — adv. irritably, spitefully, maliciously; gloomily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • splenetically — sple·net·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • splenetically — ə̇k(ə)lē, ēk , li adverb : in a splenetic manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • splenetic — splenetically, adv. /spli net ik/, adj. Also, splenetical. 1. of the spleen; splenic. 2. irritable; peevish; spiteful. 3. Obs. affected with, characterized by, or tending to produce melancholy. n. 4. a splenetic person. [1535 45; < LL spleneticus …   Universalium

  • splenetic — adjective Etymology: Late Latin spleneticus, from Latin splen spleen Date: 1697 1. archaic given to melancholy 2. marked by bad temper, malevolence, or spite • splenetic noun • splenetically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • splenetic — [splɪ nɛtɪk] adjective 1》 bad tempered or spiteful. 2》 archaic term for splenic. Derivatives splenetically adverb Origin ME (as a noun denoting a person with a diseased spleen): from late L. spleneticus, from Gk splēn (see spleen) …   English new terms dictionary

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