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adjective as in snappish

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So far targeted are Putin, allegedly the “world’s richest man” and his waspish foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.

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But they also reveal a waspish, bitter man frequently disillusioned with film and theatre.

This brief, innocent encounter was talked up by the waspish gossip columnist Rona Barrett.

A better weapon than his waspish tongue was Parpon's voice, for it, before all, was persuasive.

She began to say very kind things to me in rather a waspish tone yesterday morning at breakfast.

When a man is touchy and waspish, he is always looking out for, and catching at, occasions of offence.

Her cutaway coat was buttoned tightly over a manly bosom, and her waist was not waspish.

Let her be a little less waspish and I will try to get along with her.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to waspish, such as: crabby, ill-tempered, irascible, irritable, ornery, and petulant.

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