snappish

[snap-ish]
adjective
1.
apt to snap or bite, as a dog.
2.
disposed to speak or reply in an impatient or irritable manner.
3.
impatiently or irritably sharp; curt: a snappish reply.

Origin:
1535–45; snap + -ish1

snappishly, adverb
snappishness, noun
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snappish

adjective
apt to speak irritably; "a snappish tone of voice" 
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Example sentences
Nevertheless they tease and worry, poke and tickle the animal continually, so
  that he is surly and snappish.
In the campaign, he could be snappish, responding dismissively to questions
  from the press and the audience.
He grew snappish with patients, or sometimes did not answer at all when asked a
  question.
Taut nerves make the leaders snappish as they scurry about, pausing in little
  clots of prayer, then bustling to their tasks.
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