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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Waspish \Wasp"ish\, a.
1. Resembling a wasp in form; having a slender waist, like a
2. Quick to resent a trifling affront; characterized by
snappishness; irritable; irascible; petulant; snappish.
He was naturally a waspish and hot man. --Bp. Hall.
Much do I suffer, much, to keep in peace
This jealous, waspish, wrong-head, rhyming race.
Syn: Snappish; petulant; irritable; irascible; testy;
[1913 Webster] -- Wasp"ish*ly, adv. --
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White
House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful";
"witty and waspish about his colleagues" [syn: bristly,
prickly, splenetic, waspish]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "waspish":
bearish, bitchy, cankered, cantankerous, churlish, contrary,
crabbed, cranky, cross, cross-grained, crotchety, crusty, cussed,
disagreeable, excitable, feisty, fractious, fretful, huffish,
huffy, impatient, irascible, irritable, malicious, mean, ornery,
peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, querulous, sharp, snappish,
spiteful, spleeny, splenetic, testy, ugly, vinegarish, vinegary
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