Definition of Spleenish

1. a. Spleeny; affected with spleen; fretful.



Definition of Spleenish

1. Adjective. Affected with spleen; fretful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spleenish

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spleenish

splayfooted
splaying
splays
spleen
spleen deoxyribonuclease
spleen endonuclease
spleen focus-forming viruses
spleen metastases
spleen phosphodiesterases
spleened
spleenful
spleenier
spleeniest
spleening
spleenish (current term)
spleenless
spleenlike
spleens
spleenwort
spleenworts
spleeny
spleget
splen-
splenalgia
splenative
splenauxe
splenculus
splendent
splendid

Literary usage of Spleenish

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1. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1845)
"But here yourselves you must engage Somewhat to cool your spleenish rage, Your grievous thirst and to asswage, That first you drink this liquor; ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1874)
"... Somewhat to cool your spleenish rage ; Your grievous thirst and to asswage, That first you drink this liquor, Which shall your understanding clear, ..."

3. In Darkest Africa: Or, The Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of by Henry Morton Stanley (1890)
"Baffled by this movement they rose from their coverts and sought by other means to gratify their ( spleenish hate. In crossing a deep gully near the knoll, ..."

4. In Darkest Africa Or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria by Henry Morton Stanley (1890)
"Baffled by this movement they rose from their Dec;"• coverts and sought by other means to gratify their T *** spleenish hate. An hour's journey beyond this ..."

5. In Darkest Africa; Or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of by Henry Morton Stanley (1890)
"... spleenish hate. In crossing a deep gully near the knoll, which had already witnessed a stirring contest between us, the centre and rear of the column ..."

6. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1846)
"... unto danger of death ; he hath stil an ill stomach, and spleenish distempers. His wife also hath her bodily infirmities. ..."

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