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She was smiling an amused smile at the snappiness of Patricia Scott.

So that his snappiness was, would you say, his way of expressing his feelings?

March was in a deceptive, springlike mood, smiling and sunny by day, with the merest touch of snappiness by night.

The divisions responded to the notes of the bugle with a snappiness that delighted the officers on the bridge.

WORD ORIGIN

"quick, energetic," 1825, from snap (v.) + -y (2). Meaning "clever, smart" is from 1871; that of "neat and stylishly elegant" is from 1881. Related: Snappily; snappiness. Command make it snappy attested from 1910.

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