Definition of huffy in English:

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huffy

Pronunciation: /ˈhʌfi/

adjective (huffier, huffiest)

Annoyed or irritated and quick to take offence at petty things: ask writers for more than a second draft and they get huffy the old ladies made a huffy pretence of being uninterested
More example sentences
  • Another huffy tantrum ensued, which some quick, timely clay-shaping and fast talking intercepted.
  • As a result, they can find emotional situations more confusing, leading to the petulant, huffy behaviour adolescents are notorious for.
  • As someone who's often a tech-support resource for others, I try to be patient, because the people I know are smart, and it's better to try to explain what the problem is than to get all huffy.
Synonyms
irritable, irritated, annoyed, cross, grumpy, huffish, bad-tempered, crotchety, crabby, crabbed, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, moody, petulant, miserable, morose, sullen, surly, churlish;
informal snappy, cranky
British informal narky, narked, miffed, ratty, eggy, shirty, like a bear with a sore head, whingy
North American informal soreheaded, peckish
Australian/New Zealand  snaky
vulgar slang pissed off
dated miffy

Derivatives

huffily

Pronunciation: /ˈhʌfɪli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘I don't pretend to understand all of the complex parts of Christian theology,’ he retaliated rather huffily, ‘but I accept it.’
  • ‘Besides,’ he adds huffily, ‘I'm actually almost 50, and regard the description as most insulting.’
  • I let her out and she stalked off huffily into the garden just in time to say goodbye to Sal and Dan, who gave me a pretty carved elephant from their trip to India.

huffiness

Pronunciation: /ˈhʌfɪnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • However, beyond his huffiness over having his ignorance pointed out, Tristan makes a good point as well: many if not all claims to the foreshore and seabed before our current state were in regards to fishing and collecting shellfish.
  • I need not have concerned myself, they both returned home in good humour, there was little evidence of the usual huffiness and stand-offishness we are normally greeted with.
  • ‘It's not just playing,’ says the kid with sudden huffiness.

Words that rhyme with huffy

fluffy, puffy, roughie, roughy, scruffy, snuffy, stuffy, toughie

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