splenetic

splenetic

[spli-net-ik]
adjective Also, splenetical.
1.
of the spleen; splenic.
2.
irritable; peevish; spiteful.
3.
Obsolete. affected with, characterized by, or tending to produce melancholy.
noun
4.
a splenetic person.

Origin:
1535–45; < Late Latin splēnēticus. See splen-, -etic

splenetically, adverb
unsplenetic, adjective
unsplenetically, adverb


2. vexatious, irascible, testy, fretful, touchy, petulant, choleric.
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splenetic (splɪˈnɛtɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the spleen
2.  spiteful or irritable; peevish
3.  obsolete full of melancholy
 
n
4.  a spiteful or irritable person
 
[C16: from Late Latin splēnēticus, from Latin splēnspleen]
 
sple'netically
 
adv

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