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Meaning of WASPISH

Pronunciation:  'wâspish

 
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"
 

WASPISH is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: bristly, ill-natured, prickly, splenetic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wasp"ish\, a.
1. Resembling a wasp in form; having a slender waist, like a
   wasp.

2. Quick to resent a trifling affront; characterized by
   snappishness; irritable; irascible; petulant; snappish.

         He was naturally a waspish and hot man. --Bp. Hall.

         Much do I suffer, much, to keep in peace This
         jealous, waspish, wrong-head, rhyming race. --Pope.

Syn: Snappish; petulant; irritable; irascible; testy;
     peevish; captious. -- {Wasp"ish*ly}, adv. --
     {Wasp"ish*ness}, n.

 

 

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