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bristly, prickly, splenetic, waspishadjective
"bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues"
Suggestive of the behaviour of a wasp.
Spiteful or irascible.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Peevish; malignant; irritable; irascible.
Etymology: from wasp.
I’ll use you for my laughter,
When you are waspish. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.
Come, you wasp, you are too angry.
—— If I be waspish, best beware my sting. William Shakespeare.
By the stern brow and waspish action,
Which she did use as she was writing of it,
It bears an angry tenour. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
The taylor’s wife was only a good hearty shrew, under the impotency of an unruly waspish humour: she would have her will. Roger L'Estrange.
Upon this gross mistake the poor waspish creature runs on for many leaves. Edward Stillingfleet.
Much do I suffer, much, to keep in peace
This jealous, waspish, wrong-head, rhiming race. Alexander Pope.
resembling a wasp in form; having a slender waist, like a wasp
quick to resent a trifling affront; characterized by snappishness; irritable; irascible; petulant; snappish
The numerical value of waspish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of waspish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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