Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being snappish; peevishness; tartness.

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  • noun The quality of being snappish.

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  • noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

Etymologies

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snappish +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The entire essay is wry, hilarious, and biting, but this line stands out in particular as typifying the kind of snappishness that made Vonnegut's works so memorable.

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  • This, friends, was the kind of snappishness that started the whole Jon-is-whipped line of internet chatter that, I am convinced as a

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  • This, friends, was the kind of snappishness that started the whole Jon-is-whipped line of internet chatter that, I am convinced as a

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  • This, friends, was the kind of snappishness that started the whole Jon-is-whipped line of internet chatter that, I am convinced as a

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  • This, friends, was the kind of snappishness that started the whole Jon-is-whipped line of internet chatter that, I am convinced as a

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  • By June 1, the New York Times reported on “friction” within the SCLC, with Abernathy “reacting to criticism of his leadership with uncertainty and snappishness.”

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  • By June 1, the New York Times reported on “friction” within the SCLC, with Abernathy “reacting to criticism of his leadership with uncertainty and snappishness.”

    Burial for a King

  • Figuring out ways to control my snappishness has been one of my chief goals for my happiness project.

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  • By June 1, the New York Times reported on “friction” within the SCLC, with Abernathy “reacting to criticism of his leadership with uncertainty and snappishness.”

    Burial for a King

  • By June 1, the New York Times reported on “friction” within the SCLC, with Abernathy “reacting to criticism of his leadership with uncertainty and snappishness.”

    Burial for a King

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