Definition of splenetic in English:

splenetic

Syllabification: sple·net·ic
Pronunciation: /spləˈnetik
 
/

adjective

  • 2 archaic term for splenic.
    More example sentences
    • Manu's Spleen 3 offers a double manifestation of spleen: the hysteria of a splenetic biological condition and the hysteria of laughter.

Derivatives

splenetically

adverb
sense 1.
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  • Some of the more splenetically strident are positively screaming for someone to tell them on DPF's comments board, the identity of our next attacker.
  • He's no fan of children, never bothering to moderate his splenetically obscene manner of speaking when they're around.
  • In the scene of Jo's death, for example, it is Esther who recites the Lord's Prayer and John Jarndyce who splenetically explodes with the third-person narrator's rage.

Origin

late Middle English (as a noun denoting a person with a diseased spleen): from late Latin spleneticus, from Greek splēn (see spleen).

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