Thesaurus / waspish
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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
A better weapon than his waspish tongue was Parpon's voice, for it, before all, was persuasive.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
She began to say very kind things to me in rather a waspish tone yesterday morning at breakfast.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. I (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
When a man is touchy and waspish, he is always looking out for, and catching at, occasions of offence.
ADVICE TO A YOUNG MAN UPON FIRST GOING TO OXFORDEDWARD BERENS
Her cutaway coat was buttoned tightly over a manly bosom, and her waist was not waspish.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
Let her be a little less waspish and I will try to get along with her.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
He had rather a waspish-looking face, the expression of which lightened, however, as soon as he saw Monsieur Darzac.
THE MYSTERY OF THE YELLOW ROOMGASTON LEROUX
The husband would not be harsh with his wife, nor the wife show waspish temper to her husband, if the last day had come for both.
ROSEMARY AND RUEAMBER
Little did jealous, intriguing Lee know of these things; petulant, waspish Izard still less.
If he were allowed to continue, was it not inevitable that some of his waspish stings must take serious effect?
THE STORY OF THE UPPER CANADA REBELLION, VOLUME 1JOHN CHARLES DENT
Miss Fleming's waspish temper generally amused her, as it would have done a man (if he was not her husband).
WORDS RELATED TO WASPISH
- huffy irascible
- out of sorts peevish
- thin-skinned touchy
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