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Meaning of SPLENETIC

Pronunciation:  spli'netik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues"
 

SPLENETIC is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bristly, ill-natured, prickly, waspish
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Splen"e*tic\, a. [L. spleneticus: cf. F.
    spl['e]n['e]tique. See {Spleen}.]
    Affected with spleen; malicious; spiteful; peevish; fretful.
    ``Splenetic guffaw.'' --G. Eliot.
    
          You humor me when I am sick; Why not when I am
          splenetic?                               --Pope.
    
    Syn: Morese; gloomy; sullen; peevish; fretful.
    
    
  2. \Splen"e*tic\, n.
    A person affected with spleen.
    
    
 

 

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