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splenetic

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adjective sple·net·ic \spli-ˈne-tik, archaic ˈsple-nə-(ˌ)tik\

Simple Definition of splenetic

  • : very angry and annoyed

Full Definition of splenetic

  1. 1 archaic :  given to melancholy

  2. 2 :  marked by bad temper, malevolence, or spite

splenetic noun
sple·net·i·cal·ly play \spli-ˈne-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of splenetic

  1. <the newspaper publisher's splenetic editorials often struck fear into local politicians>



Origin of splenetic

Late Latin spleneticus, from Latin splen spleen


First Known Use: 1697


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