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2 definitions found
 for snappishness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snappish \Snap"pish\, a.
     1. Apt to snap at persons or things; eager to bite; as, a
        snapping cur.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Sharp in reply; apt to speak angrily or testily; easily
        provoked; tart; peevish.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The taunting address of a snappish misanthrope.
                                                    --Jeffrey.
        [1913 Webster] -- Snap"pish*ly, adv. --
        Snap"pish*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  snappishness
      n 1: a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper
           was well known to all his employees" [syn: temper,
           biliousness, irritability, peevishness,
           pettishness, snappishness, surliness]

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