Definition of Spleeny

1. a. Irritable; peevish; fretful.



Definition of Spleeny

1. Adjective. full of spleen; melancholy ¹

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Definition of Spleeny

1. peevish [adj SPLEENIER, SPLEENIEST] - See also: peevish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spleeny

spleen endonuclease
spleen focus-forming viruses
spleen metastases
spleen phosphodiesterases
spleened
spleenful
spleenier
spleeniest
spleening
spleenish
spleenless
spleenlike
spleens
spleenwort
spleenworts
spleeny (current term)
spleget
splen-
splenalgia
splenative
splenauxe
splenculus
splendent
splendid
splendider
splendidest
splendidious
splendidly
splendidness
splendidnesses

Literary usage of Spleeny

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1. The Personality of Emerson by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1903)
"THE PERSONALITY OF spleeny. He thinks he shall die, that he cannot earn half his wages, must go to his sister,—and it is all very dreadful. ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"... her for A spleeny Lutheran, and not wholesome to Our cause. Hen. ... You were too boisterous, spleeny. Malcontent, v, ä, O. PI., iv, 93. ..."

3. Science of the New Thought by Erastus Whitford Hopkins (1904)
"For instance, let a spleeny person who is always on the alert for dirt, ... I have known such a spleeny person by his persistent scrutiny of food of the ..."

4. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"The Whistle, и spleeny. spleeny English, hanging, drowning. spleen e'en worse than Bums' venom . Ep. fr. Esopus. A bard who detested all sadness and spleen, ..."

5. Shropshire Word-book: A Glossary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Etc., Used by Georgina Frederica Jackson (1879)
"yet I know her for A spleeny Lutheran ; and not wholesome to Our cause '—K. Henry VIII., III. ii. 99. ..."

6. Air, Food, and Exercises: An Essay on the Predisposing Causes of Disease by Andrea Carlo Francisco Rabagliati (1904)
"... and from bilious persons bilious are generated, and from phthisical persons phthisical, and from spleeny persons spleeny" (those who suffer from ..."

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