Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Easily offended; touchy.
  • adjective Irritated or annoyed; indignant.
  • adjective Arrogant; haughty.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Puffed up; swelled: as, huffy bread.
  • Characterized by arrogance or bluster; swaggering: as, a huffy person.
  • Characterized by petulance or ill temper: as, a huffy mood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Puffed up.
  • adjective Characterized by arrogance or petulance; easily offended.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective angry, annoyed, indignant or irritated
  • adjective easily offended; thin-skinned or touchy
  • adjective puffed up

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective quick to take offense
  • adjective roused to anger

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Examples

  • Something I wrote in huffy anger and probably would have thrown away myself, he kept because … he thought it was cute?

    Of Shoes And Ships And Sealing Wax And Hoarding Stuff And Things | Her Bad Mother

  • One of several reasons this makes me a bit huffy is that it's not at all evident (far from it!) that what an Evangelical such as Colson believes about justification, faith, and charity is what Luther believed.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • Dr. Vega says the exchange ended up sounding "huffy" and unprofessional.

    When You Are

  • The studio rep I dealt with got kind of huffy at those renegades who didn't drink the Kool Aid.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • The studio rep I dealt with got kind of huffy at those renegades who didn't drink the Kool Aid.

    Breaching Contracts

  • DANIELS: I do, and I was kind of huffy about doing it, but now I have no problem because I am kind of proud to have played that role.

    CNN Transcript May 3, 2002

  • "Well, you are a queer boy," she said, in what the boys always called her "huffy" voice.

    Queensland Cousins

  • Felix took it quietly, but Phil got kind of huffy, and said papa must think he was about two years old, from the way he treated him.

    We Ten Or, The Story of the Roses

  • Of course he felt a little "huffy" now; but next winter, when she had a home of her own, she would give attractive parties, and invite Jim among the very first.

    A Little Girl of Long Ago

  • He said the place to keep a man "huffy" was down on the Southern Overland, among the Apaches, before the company moved the stage line up on the northern route.

    Roughing It

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