adverb see snappish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • snappishly — snappish ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a dog) irritable and inclined to bite. 2) (of a person) irritable; curt. DERIVATIVES snappishly adverb snappishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • snappishly — adverb in an ill natured and snappish manner Don t talk to me now, she said snappishly • Derived from adjective: ↑snappish …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snappishly — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snappishly — See snappish. * * * …   Universalium

  • snappishly — adverb In a snappish manner …   Wiktionary

  • snappishly — adv. in a snappish manner, in an impatient or irritable manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • snappishly — snap·pish·ly …   English syllables

  • snappish — snappishly, adv. snappishness, n. /snap ish/, adj. 1. apt to snap or bite, as a dog. 2. disposed to speak or reply in an impatient or irritable manner. 3. impatiently or irritably sharp; curt: a snappish reply. [1535 45; SNAP + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • snappish — [[t]snæ̱pɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If someone is snappish, they speak to people in a sharp, unfriendly manner. That is beautiful, Tony, Momma said, no longer sounding at all snappish. Syn: snappy Derived words: snappishly ADV GRADED ADV… …   English dictionary

  • yap — [c]/jæp / (say yap) verb (yapped, yapping) –verb (i) 1. to yelp; bark snappishly. 2. Colloquial to talk snappishly, noisily, or foolishly. –verb (t) 3. to utter by yapping. –noun 4. a yelp: a snappish bark. 5. Colloquial snappish, noisy, or… …   Australian English dictionary

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