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splenetic

splenetic

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

: very angry and annoyed

Full Definition of SPLENETIC

1
archaic :  given to melancholy
2
:  marked by bad temper, malevolence, or spite
splenetic noun
sple·net·i·cal·ly \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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