snappish

  • 1Snappish — 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 misanthrope …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2snappish — index fractious, perverse, petulant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3snappish — peevish, 1540s, from SNAP (Cf. snap) (v.) + ISH (Cf. ish) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4snappish — *irritable, fractious, peevish, waspish, petulant, pettish, huffy, fretful, querulous Analogous words: testy, touchy, cranky, *irascible: surly, crabbed, morose (see SULLEN) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5snappish — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a dog) irritable and inclined to bite. 2) (of a person) irritable; curt. DERIVATIVES snappishly adverb snappishness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6snappish — [snap′ish] adj. 1. likely to snap or bite 2. cross or irritable, uncivil; sharp tongued snappishly adv. snappishness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7snappish — adjective Date: 1542 1. a. given to curt irritable speech b. arising from annoyance or irascibility < a snappish remark > 2. inclined to bite < a snappish dog > • snappishly adverb • snappishness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8snappish — [[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&#8230; …

    English dictionary

  • 9snappish — 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

  • 10snappish — adjective a) Likely to snap or bite. b) habitually speaking in an irritable or angry way: my snappish boss was never in a good mood …

    Wiktionary

  • 11snappish — adjective bad tempered: Children are often spiteful and snappish. snappishly adverb snappishness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12snappish — snap•pish [[t]ˈsnæp ɪʃ[/t]] adj. 1) apt to snap or bite, as a dog 2) disposed to speak or reply in an impatient or irritable manner 3) curt: a snappish reply[/ex] • Etymology: 1535–45 snap′pish•ly, adv. snap′pish•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13snappish — Synonyms and related words: abrupt, acerbic, acid, bearish, bitchy, brusque, cankered, cantankerous, choleric, churlish, crabbed, crabby, cranky, cross, cross grained, crusty, curt, cussed, disagreeable, dyspeptic, excitable, feisty, fractious,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14snappish — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cross, angry, touchy; see irritable . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. irritable, cross, short tempered, touchy, testy, crabby, grouchy, quick tempered, waspish, peevish, *short fused, edgy. ANT.: easygoing, good&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15snappish — snap|pish [ snæpıʃ ] adjective speaking to someone in a quick, angry way …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16snappish — snap·pish || snæpɪʃ adj. impatient, irritable, short, sharp; tending to react in an irritable manner; tending to bite …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17snappish — adjective 1》 (of a dog) irritable and inclined to bite. 2》 (of a person) irritable and curt. Derivatives snappishly adverb snappishness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18snappish — a. Touchy, testy, crabbed, cross, crusty, irascible, waspish, petulant, perverse, froward, pettish, snarling, growling, peevish, captious, churlish, splenetic, censorious, acrimonious, ill tempered, surly, tart …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19snappish — adj 1. irritable, testy, touchy, petulant, irascible, prickly; high strung, hot tempered, hot blooded, thin skinned, quick tempered, quick, hasty, trigger happy; peevish, huffish, waspish, raspy, peppery, fretful; huffy, edgy, on edge. 2. grumpy …

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  • 20snappish — snap·pish …

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