Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a morose, ill-humored, or splenetic manner.

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

  • adverb In a splenetical manner.

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  • adverb In a splenetic manner

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Examples

  • Sadly, such Panglossian self-delusion is not confined merely to the Lab-liar front bench but has seeped into the self-delusory tone of much CiF comment which has reacted splenetically to having been caught with their hands in the cookie jar, the lid of which has now been firmly smacked shut.

    The 'big society' is collapsing under its inherent absurdity | Catherine Bennett

  • Words like dumb-ass hang as incongruously as a medallion on an old swingers chest but it is splenetically riveting for all that.

    Archive 2007-07-22

  • Words like dumb-ass hang as incongruously as a medallion on an old swingers chest but it is splenetically riveting for all that.

    Bitter Funny and True

  • This trait infects all his work these days - God is Not Great, while occasionally splenetically entertaining, will not sway a single undecided.

    The Elegant Variation:

  • This trait infects all his work these days - God is Not Great, while occasionally splenetically entertaining, will not sway a single undecided.

    THE SOPHISTRY OF CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

  • Baleful, I suppose, was the word for what I did—incongruities, absurdities, and falsities eyed splenetically and in the English manner: Gillray, Rowlandson, et al, but more fingery in the line, more persnickety, and without the current affairs.

    Kalooki Nights

  • “Over thine,” retorted the Dwarf, more splenetically than became a philosopher or hermit, “folly exercises an unlimited empire, asleep or awake.”

    The Black Dwarf

  • ` ` Over thine, '' retorted the Dwarf, more splenetically than became a philosopher or hermit, ` ` folly exercises an unlimited empire, asleep or awake. ''

    The Black Dwarf

  • Do we not feel that there must have been in the unhappy man, besides all the recorded pettinesses and perversities which revolt us in him, a vein of something which touched men, and made women devoted to him, until he splenetically drove both men and women away from him?

    Rousseau (Volume 1 and 2)

  • The "works" of which Ben wrote so splenetically in Poet-Ape, were the works of a Playwright-Actor, who could be nobody but the actor

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

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