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

  • adjective Sharp-tongued; impertinent.
  • adjective Occurring in pieces; fragmentary.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fragmentary; snipped.
  • Mean; stingy.
  • Inclined to be supercilious or ‘uppish’; snobbish.

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

  • adjective irritable; impatient; short-tempered.

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