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snappish

Syllabification: snap·pish
Pronunciation: /ˈsnapiSH
 
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Definition of snappish in English:

adjective

1(Of a dog) irritable and inclined to bite.
1.1Irritable and curt: she was often snappish with the children
More example sentences
  • I'd noticed that in a few short hours that his curt and snappish side was back.
  • ‘Shorten my name,’ I clarified in a curt, snappish tone.
  • I was snappish and rude to either of my parents if they spoke to me and I dragged my feet, glaring down at the linoleum floor beneath my scorched sneakers, which had somehow managed to be salvaged.

Derivatives

snappishly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘Not that it's any of your business,’ I began snappishly, ‘but she wants me to baby-sit for her on Sunday.’
  • I said, snappishly, pushing my glasses higher on my face, ‘Did you hear me?’
  • I think the little man drinking tea in China heard you,’ Nicole said snappishly.

snappishness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Irascibility was the wrong word, really… I meant snappishness, irritability - irascibility implies a higher degree of temper, I think.
  • I exploded at Anthony, who was all smiles after knowing it was not he who was the root of all my snappishness.

Words that rhyme with snappish

Lappish

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