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3 definitions found
 for waspish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Waspish \Wasp"ish\, a.
     1. Resembling a wasp in form; having a slender waist, like a
        wasp.
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     2. Quick to resent a trifling affront; characterized by
        snappishness; irritable; irascible; petulant; snappish.
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              He was naturally a waspish and hot man. --Bp. Hall.
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              Much do I suffer, much, to keep in peace
              This jealous, waspish, wrong-head, rhyming race.
                                                    --Pope.
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     Syn: Snappish; petulant; irritable; irascible; testy;
          peevish; captious.
          [1913 Webster] -- Wasp"ish*ly, adv. --
          Wasp"ish*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  waspish
      adj 1: very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White
             House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful";
             "witty and waspish about his colleagues" [syn: bristly,
             prickly, splenetic, waspish]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "waspish":
     bearish, bitchy, cankered, cantankerous, churlish, contrary,
     crabbed, cranky, cross, cross-grained, crotchety, crusty, cussed,
     disagreeable, excitable, feisty, fractious, fretful, huffish,
     huffy, impatient, irascible, irritable, malicious, mean, ornery,
     peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, querulous, sharp, snappish,
     spiteful, spleeny, splenetic, testy, ugly, vinegarish, vinegary
  
  

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