Definitions

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

  • adjective Having a point or a sharp edge that is capable of causing a stab wound.
  • adjective Annoyed or angry.

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  • adjective having one or more sharp points
  • adjective of movement quick and thrusting
  • adjective coming on suddenly and acutely felt
  • adjective of sound staccato
  • adjective penetrating and hostile
  • adjective slang acting in a violent and/or deranged manner
  • adjective slang, by analogy angry or irritated

Etymologies

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stab +‎ -y

Examples

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  • How I feel when see really annoying words.

    October 18, 2007

  • This is just such a perfect word for that. I love it.

    October 18, 2007

  • Also, this is how I feel when driving my car. Or when watching the news, or when browsing the internet, or ...

    Hmm, maybe I have anger management issues.

    October 18, 2007

  • It is nice and snarly, though.

    October 18, 2007

  • "Of a person, prone to stabbing or making a series of short slashing or poking motions; of a thing, able to prod, pierce, or cut. Also in figurative uses." --Double-Tongued Dictionary

    September 25, 2009

  • Reminds me of Hamlet's instructions to the players who are to perform the play-within-a-play in Act III Scene II:

    "Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently; for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, the whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness."

    September 25, 2009

  • Actors are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time. :)

    September 25, 2009