snappish

  • 21snappish — /ˈsnæpɪʃ/ (say snapish) adjective 1. apt to snap or bite, as a dog. 2. disposed to speak or reply quickly and sharply, as a person. 3. impatiently or irritably sharp; curt. {snap + p + ish1} –snappishly, adverb –snappishness, noun …

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  • 22snappish — adj. 1 (of a person s manner or a remark) curt; ill tempered; sharp. 2 (of a dog etc.) inclined to snap. Derivatives: snappishly adv. snappishness n …

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  • 23bristly prickly snappish splenetic waspish — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …

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  • 24Snappishly — 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… …

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  • 25Snappishness — 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… …

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  • 26snappishly — snappish ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a dog) irritable and inclined to bite. 2) (of a person) irritable; curt. DERIVATIVES snappishly adverb snappishness noun …

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  • 27snappishness — snappish ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a dog) irritable and inclined to bite. 2) (of a person) irritable; curt. DERIVATIVES snappishly adverb snappishness noun …

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  • 28irritable — irritable, fractious, peevish, snappish, waspish, petulant, pettish, huffy, fretful, querulous apply to persons or to their moods or dispositions in the sense of showing impatience or anger without due or sufficient cause. Irritable implies… …

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  • 29snap´pish|ness — snap|pish «SNAP ihsh», adjective. 1. apt to snap: »a snappish dog. 2. quick and sharp in speech or manner; impatient: »a snappish person. SYNONYM(S): testy, crabbed, cross, irascible, petulant. 3. characteristic of a snappish person: »a snappish… …

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  • 30snap´pish|ly — snap|pish «SNAP ihsh», adjective. 1. apt to snap: »a snappish dog. 2. quick and sharp in speech or manner; impatient: »a snappish person. SYNONYM(S): testy, crabbed, cross, irascible, petulant. 3. characteristic of a snappish person: »a snappish… …

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  • 31snap|pish — «SNAP ihsh», adjective. 1. apt to snap: »a snappish dog. 2. quick and sharp in speech or manner; impatient: »a snappish person. SYNONYM(S): testy, crabbed, cross, irascible, petulant. 3. characteristic of a snappish person: »a snappish reply …

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  • 32waspish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. snappish, petulant, irascible; slender waisted. See irascibility, narrowness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. bad tempered, snappish, crabby*; see irritable . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. bad… …

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  • 33yap´per — yap «yap», noun, verb, yapped, yap|ping. –n. 1. a snappish bark; yelp. 2. Slang, Figurative. snappish, noisy, or foolish talk. 3. Slang, Figurative. a peevish or noisy person. 4 …

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  • 34Fractious — Frac tious, a. [Cf. Prov. E. frack forward, eager, E. freak, fridge; or Prov. E. fratch to squabble, quarrel.] Apt to break out into a passion; apt to scold; cross; snappish; ugly; unruly; as, a fractious man; a fractious horse. Syn: Snappish;… …

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  • 35Fractiously — Fractious Frac tious, a. [Cf. Prov. E. frack forward, eager, E. freak, fridge; or Prov. E. fratch to squabble, quarrel.] Apt to break out into a passion; apt to scold; cross; snappish; ugly; unruly; as, a fractious man; a fractious horse. Syn:… …

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  • 36Fractiousness — Fractious Frac tious, a. [Cf. Prov. E. frack forward, eager, E. freak, fridge; or Prov. E. fratch to squabble, quarrel.] Apt to break out into a passion; apt to scold; cross; snappish; ugly; unruly; as, a fractious man; a fractious horse. Syn:… …

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  • 37Waspish — 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… …

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  • 38Waspishly — 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 …

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  • 39Waspishness — 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 …

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  • 40cross — crossable, adj. crossability, n. /kraws, kros/, n., v., adj., crosser, crossest. n. 1. a structure consisting essentially of an upright and a transverse piece, upon which persons were formerly put to death. 2. any object, figure, or mark… …

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