spleeny

  • 1 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] …

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

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  • 3 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 …

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

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

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  • 6 spleeny — adjective full of spleen; melancholy …

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  • 7 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,… …

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

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

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  • 10 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;… …

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  • 11 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;… …

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  • 12 Fretfulness — 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;… …

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  • 13 Spleenish — Spleen ish, a. Spleeny; affected with spleen; fretful. {Spleen ish*ly}, adv. {Spleen ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 Spleenishly — Spleenish Spleen ish, a. Spleeny; affected with spleen; fretful. {Spleen ish*ly}, adv. {Spleen ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 Spleenishness — Spleenish Spleen ish, a. Spleeny; affected with spleen; fretful. {Spleen ish*ly}, adv. {Spleen ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 16 fractious — I adjective apt to quarrel, bad tempered, bearish, bickering, cantankerous, captious, carping, caviling, choleric, churlish, complaining, contentious, contrary, crabby, cranky, cross, cross grained, crusty, difficilis, difficult, disposed to… …

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  • 17 perverse — I adjective bad, bad natured, bad tempered, base, bellicose, belligerent, boorish, bumptious, cantankerous, captious, churlish, contemptible, contrary, contumacious, contumelious, corrupt, corrupted, crabbed, cranky, cross, crusty, debauched,… …

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  • 18 bearish — Synonyms and related words: abrupt, aggressive, beastly, bitchy, bluff, blunt, brash, brusque, cankered, cantankerous, cavalier, churlish, crabbed, cranky, cross, cross grained, crotchety, crusty, curt, cussed, disagreeable, excitable, feisty,… …

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  • 19 bitchy — Synonyms and related words: abusive, back biting, baleful, bearish, belittling, calumniatory, calumnious, cankered, cantankerous, catty, censorious, churlish, contemptuous, contumelious, crabbed, cranky, cross, cross grained, crusty, cussed,… …

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  • 20 cantankerous — Synonyms and related words: bad tempered, bearish, bilious, bitchy, cankered, choleric, churlish, contrary, crabbed, crabby, cranky, cross, cross grained, crotchety, crusty, cussed, difficult, disagreeable, dour, dyspeptic, excitable, feisty,… …

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