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splenetic

[ spli-net-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF splenetic

Synonyms for splenetic

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Antonyms for splenetic

  • cheerful
  • happy
  • balanced
  • overjoyed
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPLENETIC

Which speaks of an intemperance in the splenetic parenchyma; that is to say, the spleen.

All this while, moreover, they were secretly composing their splenetic "Journal."

It is in vain to combat the prejudice of splenetic aversion.

For those are my sentiments in that splenetic humour, which governs me at present.

No, I was not splenetic; you see what plunges the Court has been at to set all right again.

Kohl believes that it is to the presence of the spores that the occurrence of splenetic fever appears to be referable.

Many of his correspondents will be anonymous, and too many of them splenetic.

They ask only that the State should not, like a splenetic papa, be too cross.

At bottom he was only a splenetic sceptic, sincere only in his self-idolatry.

The actor grew moody, splenetic, and gave way to insobriety.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "pertaining to the spleen," from Late Latin spleneticus, from splen (see spleen). Meaning "irritably morose" is from 1590s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SPLENETIC

acrimonious

adjectivenasty in behavior, speech

angrier

adjectivebeing mad, often extremely mad

bad-tempered

adjectiveperversely irritable
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