Definition of Snappishness

1. Noun. A disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger. "His temper was well known to all his employees"

Exact synonyms: Biliousness, Irritability, Peevishness, Pettishness, Surliness, Temper
Generic synonyms: Ill Nature
Specialized synonyms: Querulousness
Derivative terms: Irritable, Pettish, Snappish, Surly, Temper



Definition of Snappishness

1. Noun. The quality of being snappish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snappishness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snappishness

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Literary usage of Snappishness

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1. Word and Phrase: True and False Use in English by Joseph Fitzgerald (1901)
"The traits of the sect, then, are the dog's traits, snappishness, and what we shall call shamelessness, and the latter not less notable in ..."

2. Word and Phrase: True and False Use in English by Joseph Fitzgerald (1901)
"The traits of the sect, then, are the dog's traits, — snappishness, and what we shall call shamelessness, and the latter not less notable in them than the ..."

3. The Private Secretary: His Duties and Opportunities by Edward Jones Kilduff (1916)
"The other fault brought about by a mistaken idea of conciseness is that of curtness or snappishness of tone. The message is expressed in as few words as ..."

4. The Private Secretary,his Duties and Opportunities by Edward Jones Kilduff (1916)
"Two common faults arise from the attempt to secure conciseness: (1) grammatical incompleteness of sentences, and (2) curtness or snappishness in tone. ..."

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