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- n. The property of being huffy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being huffish; petulance; bad temper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being huffy; petulance; ill humor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a passing state of anger and resentment
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This kind of huffiness is just blood in the water for the Republicans, and "compromise" to them is a synonym for "sucker."
David's word; but David knew how to check that "huffiness"!
That's the real reason for the huffiness: Franken and his staff obviously don't know how Washington works yet -- you're supposed watch silently and courteously as special interests gut the urgently-needed provisions you've won for the American people.
This is turning out to be a great summer for lovers of cliches: France's football team is behaving with the kind of deliciously Gallic huffiness last seen from Pepe le Pew after being rejected by a suitor.
And let me interrupt myself to say here, I have *seen* some sarcasm and huffiness, and I have even dished some out, and in the grand scheme of things, the replies were perhaps a 3.5 or 4 on a 1-10 snark scale – right up until “lil miss kitty,” at which point it jumped to about a 6.5.
Actually, I was rather rude with my huffiness and ordering her to the back of the line.
Like many of these things they run out of steam, expectations vary wildly, tempers fray and the whole thing implodes in a flurry of huffiness ... or was it a fluffy of hurriness.
Roger, so very clever to say "before you get huffy," precluding huffiness at the part likely to cause it: "books eligible to receive them become subconsciously marked-down by the Newbery and Caldecott judges because they can win 'something else.'"
She's been a political animal all her life, meaning she is not going to have any public huffiness or outbursts of "pride".
The Clinton forces worked up an artificial huffiness over these ads.