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snappish

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adjective snap·pish \ˈsna-pish\

Simple Definition of snappish

  • : feeling or showing irritation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of snappish

  1. 1a :  given to curt irritable speechb :  arising from annoyance or irascibility <a snappish remark>

  2. 2 :  inclined to bite <a snappish dog>

snappishly

adverb

snappishness

noun

Examples of snappish in a sentence

  1. The shoppers were snappish and rude.

  2. <I always start feeling snappish whenever I get really hungry.>



1542

First Known Use of snappish

1542


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