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4 definitions found
 for spleen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spleen \Spleen\, v. t.
     To dislke. [Obs.] --Bp. Hacket.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spleen \Spleen\, n. [L. splen, Gr. ???? the milt or spleen,
     affection of the spleen; cf. L. lien, plihan, pl[imac]han.]
     1. (Anat.) A peculiar glandlike but ductless organ found near
        the stomach or intestine of most vertebrates and connected
        with the vascular system; the milt. Its exact function in
        not known.
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     2. Anger; latent spite; ill humor; malice; as, to vent one's
        spleen.
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              In noble minds some dregs remain,
              Not yet purged off, of spleen and sour disdain.
                                                    --Pope.
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     3. A fit of anger; choler. --Shak.
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     4. A sudden motion or action; a fit; a freak; a whim. [Obs.
        or R.]
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              A thousand spleens bear her a thousand ways. --Shak.
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     5. Melancholy; hypochondriacal affections.
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              Bodies changed to various forms by spleen. --Pope.
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              There is a luxury in self-dispraise:
              And inward self-disparagement affords
              To meditative spleen a grateful feast. --Wordsworth.
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     6. A fit of immoderate laughter or merriment. [Obs.]
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              Thy silly thought enforces my spleen. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spleen
      n 1: a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body
           between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells
           involved in immune responses [syn: spleen, lien]
      2: a feeling of resentful anger [syn: irascibility, short
         temper, spleen, quick temper]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  131 Moby Thesaurus words for "spleen":
     abdomen, acerbity, acid, acidity, acidulousness, acrimony, anger,
     angst, anguish, animosity, anus, anxiety, appendix, asperity,
     bad humor, bad temper, bile, biliousness, bitter resentment,
     bitterness, bitterness of spirit, blind gut, boredness, boredom,
     bowels, brain, causticity, cecum, cheerlessness, choler, colon,
     corrosiveness, despite, despitefulness, discomfort, discomposure,
     discontent, dislike, dispiritedness, displeasure, disquiet,
     dissatisfaction, dread, dullness, duodenum, emptiness, endocardium,
     ennui, entrails, existential woe, fed-upness, flatness, foregut,
     gall, giblets, gizzard, gnashing of teeth, grimness, grudge, guts,
     hard feelings, heart, heartburning, hindgut, ill, ill humor,
     ill nature, ill temper, innards, inner mechanism, inquietude,
     insides, internals, intestine, inwards, jadedness, jejunum,
     joylessness, kidney, kishkes, lack of pleasure, large intestine,
     life-weariness, liver, liver and lights, lung, malaise, melancholy,
     midgut, nausea, nongratification, nonsatisfaction, painfulness,
     perineum, pump, pylorus, rancor, rankling, rectum, satiation,
     satiety, savorlessness, slow burn, small intestine, soreness,
     sourness, staleness, stomach, taedium vitae, tastelessness,
     tediousness, tedium, ticker, tiredness, tripes, uncomfortableness,
     unease, uneasiness, unhappiness, unpleasure, unsatisfaction,
     vermiform appendix, vexation of spirit, virulence, viscera, vitals,
     wearifulness, weariness, works, world-weariness, wrath
  
  

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