from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being spleenish.


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  • Now anger is by nature at the farthest distance imaginable from complacency, and spleenishness from placidness, and animosity and turbulence from humanity and kindness.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Perchance, if he were not too far sunk in his spleenishness, he could lift words from Gabriel Harvey and confess, "I was never so splenetique when I was most dumpish but I could smile at a frise jest."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 1


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