Waspishly
Waspish Wasp"ish, a. 1. Resembling a wasp in form; having a slender waist, like a wasp. [1913 Webster]

2. Quick to resent a trifling affront; characterized by snappishness; irritable; irascible; petulant; snappish. [1913 Webster]

He was naturally a waspish and hot man. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

Much do I suffer, much, to keep in peace This jealous, waspish, wrong-head, rhyming race. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Snappish; petulant; irritable; irascible; testy; peevish; captious. [1913 Webster] -- {Wasp"ish*ly}, adv. -- {Wasp"ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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