spleeny
adjective Date: 1604 1. full of or displaying spleen 2. New England peevish and irritable with hypochondriac inclinations

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  • Spleeny — Spleen y, a. 1. Irritable; peevish; fretful. [1913 Webster] Spleeny Lutheran, and not wholesome to Our cause. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected with nervous complaints; melancholy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spleeny — index fractious, perverse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • spleeny — ˈsplēnē, ni adjective ( er/ est) 1. : full of or displaying spleen 2. New England : peevish and irritable with hypochondriac inclinations so spleeny when they have the least little thing wrong with them …   Useful english dictionary

  • spleeny — /splee nee/, adj., spleenier, spleeniest. abundant in or displaying spleen. [1595 1605; SPLEEN + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • spleeny — adjective full of spleen; melancholy …   Wiktionary

  • spleeny — Synonyms and related words: bearish, bitchy, cankered, cantankerous, churlish, crabbed, cranky, cross, cross grained, crusty, cussed, disagreeable, excitable, feisty, fractious, huffish, huffy, irascible, irritable, mean, ornery, perverse,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spleeny — a. 1. Angry, fretful, peevish, ill tempered, irritable, spleenish, spleenful, splenetic. 2. Melancholy, hypochondriacal, low spirited …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • spleeny — spleen•y [[t]ˈspli ni[/t]] adj. spleen•i•er, spleen•i•est abundant in or displaying spleen; spleenful • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • Fretful — Fret ful, a. [See 2d {Fret}.] Disposed to fret; ill humored; peevish; angry; in a state of vexation; as, a fretful temper. {Fret ful*ly}, adv. {Fret ful*ness}, n. Syn: Peevish; ill humored; ill natured; irritable; waspish; captious; petulant;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fretfully — Fretful Fret ful, a. [See 2d {Fret}.] Disposed to fret; ill humored; peevish; angry; in a state of vexation; as, a fretful temper. {Fret ful*ly}, adv. {Fret ful*ness}, n. Syn: Peevish; ill humored; ill natured; irritable; waspish; captious;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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