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  • 181quarrelsome — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. contentious, disputatious, pugnacious, combative. See irascibility, contention. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Inclined to fight] Syn. factious, combative, pugnacious, contentious, disputatious,… …

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  • 182querulous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. whining, complaining, fretful, petulant, peevish. See lamentation, discontent. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. fretful, irascible, peevish, complaining; see irritable . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a …

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  • 183rude — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. barbarous, crude, primitive, rough, rustic; harsh, rugged; coarse, uncouth; discourteous, uncivil, insolent. See vulgarity, courtesy, inelegance, formlessness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Boorish]… …

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  • 184snappy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. brisk, cold; informal, smart, quick, crisp. See fashion. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. with style, in good style, chic, having that certain something*; see active 2 , fashionable . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 185surly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sullen, morose, churlish, gruff, uncivil. See discourtesy.Ant., courteous, civil. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. morose, testy, crabby; see irritable , sullen . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. bad… …

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  • 186testy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. irritable, irascible, petulant, cross; ornery (inf.), tetchy (dial.). See irascibility. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. grouchy, touchy, peevish; see irritable . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a.… …

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  • 187ugly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. repulsive (see ugliness); disagreeable, unpleasant; mean, hostile, quarrelsome. See unsavoriness, contention. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Ill favored] Syn. unsightly, loathsome, hideous, homely,… …

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  • 188uneasy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. restless, restive; disturbed, perturbed, disquieted, uncomfortable; anxious, apprehensive, fearful; constrained; fidgety, jittery, on edge, jumpy; uncertain, unstable, touch and go. See agitation,… …

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  • 189disagreeable — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Having an unpleasant disposition] Syn. difficult, grouchy, obnoxious, offensive; see irritable , rude 2 . 2. [Irritating; said of things and conditions ] Syn. bothersome, unpleasant, upsetting, distasteful; see… …

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  • 190ill-tempered — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cross, touchy, querulous; see irritable , quarrelsome 2 , sullen . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. nasty, moody, explosive, ill natured, contentious, grouchy, irritable, crabby, touchy, sour, surly, waspish,… …

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  • 191snippy — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. curt, sharp, insolent; see abrupt 2 , rude 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. curt, sharp, insolent, short, snappish, abrupt, impertinent, smart alecky, brusque. ANT.: polite, courteous III (Roget s Thesaurus II)… …

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  • 192bad-tempered — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having or showing a bad temper: cantankerous, crabbed, cranky, cross, disagreeable, fretful, grouchy, grumpy, ill tempered, irascible, irritable, nasty, peevish, petulant, querulous, snappish, snappy, surly, testy …

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  • 193Irascibility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Irascibility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 irascibility irascibility irascibleness temper Sgm: N 1 crossness crossness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 susceptibility susceptibility procacity petulance irritability …

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  • 194snappy — [[t]snæ̱pi[/t]] snappier, snappiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If someone has a snappy style of speaking, they speak in a quick, clever, brief, and often funny way. Each film gets a snappy two line summary. ...snappy American film dialogue. 2) ADJ… …

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  • 195snappishly — adv. in a snappish manner, in an impatient or irritable manner …

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  • 196acrimonious — a. 1. (Rare.) Corrosive, caustic, sharp. 2. Severe, harsh, hard, acrid, sarcastic, bitter, virulent, malignant, censorious, crabbed, snarling, snappish, testy, pettish, petulant, cross, sour, tart, splenetic, peevish, ill tempered, ill natured,… …

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  • 197captious — a. 1. Censorious, cavilling, carping, hypercritical, disposed to cavil, given to fault finding. 2. Crabbed, snappish, testy, touchy, waspish, splenetic, cross, snarling, acrimonious, cantankerous (colloq.), contentious. 3. Ensnaring, insidious …

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  • 198churlish — a. 1. Rude, harsh, brusque, uncivil, impolite, rough, brutish, surly, cynical, snarling, snappish, waspish. 2. Crabbed, morose, sullen, ill tempered. 3. Niggardly, miserly, close, close fisted, sordid, penurious, stingy, mean, illiberal …

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  • 199crabbed — a. 1. Sour, tart, rough, acrid. 2. Morose, surly, testy, touchy, cross, growling, snarling, snappish, cantankerous, waspish, petulant, peevish, churlish, harsh, acrimonious, caustic, captious, censorious, splenetic, out of sorts, ill tempered. 3 …

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  • 200crusty — a. Touchy, testy, pettish, waspish, snappish, peevish, fretful, petulant, churlish, crabbed, froward, surly, morose, cynical, snarling, ill tempered. See cross …

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