spleeny

spleeny

[splee-nee]
adjective, spleenier, spleeniest.
abundant in or displaying spleen.

Origin:
1595–1605; spleen + -y1

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spleen (spliːn)
 
n
1.  a spongy highly vascular organ situated near the stomach in man. It forms lymphocytes, produces antibodies, aids in destroying worn-out red blood cells, and filters bacteria and foreign particles from the bloodRelated: lienal, splenetic, splenic
2.  the corresponding organ in other animals
3.  spitefulness or ill humour; peevishness: to vent one's spleen
4.  archaic the organ in the human body considered to be the seat of the emotions
5.  archaic another word for melancholy
6.  obsolete whim; mood
 
Related: lienal, splenetic, splenic
 
[C13: from Old French esplen, from Latin splēn, from Greek; related to Latin lien spleen]
 
'spleenish
 
adj
 
'spleeny
 
adj

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