Definition of Snappish

1. Adjective. Apt to speak irritably. "A snappish tone of voice"

Exact synonyms: Snappy
Similar to: Ill-natured
Derivative terms: Snappishness



Definition of Snappish

1. a. Apt to snap at persons or things; eager to bite; as, a snapping cur.

Definition of Snappish

1. Adjective. Likely to snap or bite. ¹

2. Adjective. Habitually speaking in an irritable or angry way. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snappish

1. tending to speak in an impatient or irritable manner [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Snappish

snappers
snappier
snappiest
snappily
snappiness
snappinesses
snapping
snapping-turtle
snapping beetle
snapping one's fingers
snapping reflex
snapping shrimp
snapping turtle
snappingly
snappings
snappish (current term)
snappishly
snappishness
snappishnesses
snappy
snaps
snaps one's fingers
snapsack
snapsacks
snapshooter
snapshooters
snapshot
snapshot program
snapshotlike
snapshots

Literary usage of Snappish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home by Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1841)
"... and we go on cherishing our infallibility, and, like a snappish cook, had much rather spoil our own pie than have a foreign finger in it. ..."

2. Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home by Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1841)
"... and we go on cherishing our infallibility, and, like a snappish cook, had much rather spoil our own pie than have a foreign finger in it. ..."

3. The New Cure for Consumption by Its Own Virus by James Compton Burnett (1900)
"... sulky, snappish, fretty, irritable, morose, depressed and melancholic, even to insanity. When, however, they are cured, they become sweet and charming. ..."

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