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waspish Syllabification: wasp·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈwäspiSH/

Definition of waspish in English:


Readily expressing anger or irritation: he had a waspish tongue
More example sentences
  • That should have ended it, except that certain newspapers have grown irritable and waspish with Tony Blair.
  • Her waspish tongue has already landed her in trouble.
  • On reflection, however, I feel this would be unlikely, because I cannot be alone in considering his regular waspish observations positive endorsement of a production.


Pronunciation: /ˈwäspiSHlē/
Example sentences
  • Nevertheless, you don't hear jokes about equine looks, nor waspishly disparaging put-downs as often as you used to.
  • ‘I assume this procedure is familiar to you,’ he said waspishly.
  • ‘Fine, get fat then,’ I said waspishly, glaring at him.
Pronunciation: /ˈwäspiSHnəs/
Example sentences
  • Are their early waspish criticisms insincere and their later affirmations the real deal, or are the affirmations the fakery and the waspishness the genuine thing?
  • ‘Oh, no, I'm not stung by his waspishness, James’ Miranda purred playfully, ‘and yes, I would absolutely love to be walked back to my beach towel.’
  • And if there's a hint of waspishness involved, that might provide even more of a buzz…

Words that rhyme with waspish

foppish • uppish
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