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Snappish definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SNAP'PISH, a.
1. Eager to bite; apt to snap; as a snappish cur.
2. Peevish; sharp in reply; apt to speak angrily or tartly.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: apt to speak irritably; "a snappish tone of voice" [syn: snappish, snappy]

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Snappish Snap"pish, a. 1. Apt to snap at persons or things; eager to bite; as, a snapping cur. 2. Sharp in reply; apt to speak angrily or testily; easily provoked; tart; peevish. The taunting address of a snappish misanthrope. --Jeffrey. -- Snap"pish*ly, adv. -- Snap"pish*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

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. = snappy ADJ: usu v-link ADJ snappishly She said snappishly. 'I'm not pregnant, Brian.' ADV: ADV with v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

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

Moby Thesaurus

abrupt, acerbic, acid, bearish, bitchy, brusque, cankered, cantankerous, choleric, churlish, crabbed, crabby, cranky, cross, cross-grained, crusty, curt, cussed, disagreeable, dyspeptic, excitable, feisty, fractious, fretful, grouchy, gruff, hot-tempered, huffish, huffy, ill-humored, ill-tempered, irascible, irritable, mean, moody, morose, ornery, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, querulous, quick-tempered, sharp, short, short-tempered, snappy, spiteful, spleeny, splenetic, surly, tart, temperamental, testy, touchy, ugly, ungracious, waspish



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