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snippy

Syllabification: snip·py
Pronunciation: /ˈsnipē
 
/

Definition of snippy in English:

adjective (snippier, snippiest)

informal , chiefly North American
Curt or sharp, especially in a condescending way: a snippy note from our landlord
More example sentences
  • This little green-eyed troublemaker is sneaking up all over my relationship, through narrowed eyes, snippy retorts, and generally malicious thoughts.
  • I apologize for being unnecessarily snippy and for overlooking, misunderstanding or inadvertently mischaracterizing the arguments of opponents.
  • Mother, I have never heard that person be snippy to you or to anyone else.

Derivatives

snippily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • It's good, but not great: very disjointed, no coherent argument (as one critic has rather snippily pointed out) and appears to have some glaring omissions if you want to see it as a documentary.
  • When I said I couldn't remember if I'd shopped there before, she huffed, and snippily asked me for my information.
  • ‘You weren't living at home,’ Jen said snippily.

snippiness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • If you look past the occasional snippiness of the Post's reporter, it's not a bad portrait of person that most of us will find very sympathetic.
  • The snippiness of his e-mail is worth noting, but I want to comment on its highly misleading content.
  • She is well used to the snippiness of health professionals.

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