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splenetic

[spli-net-ik] /splɪˈnɛt ɪk/
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
1535-1545
1535-45; < Late Latin splēnēticus. See splen-, -etic
Related forms
splenetically, adverb
unsplenetic, adjective
unsplenetically, adverb
Synonyms
2. vexatious, irascible, testy, fretful, touchy, petulant, choleric.
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British Dictionary definitions for unsplenetically

splenetic

/splɪˈnɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the spleen
2.
spiteful or irritable; peevish
3.
(obsolete) full of melancholy
noun
4.
a spiteful or irritable person
Derived Forms
splenetically, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin splēnēticus, from Latin splēnspleen
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Word Origin and History for unsplenetically

splenetic

adj.

1540s, "pertaining to the spleen," from Late Latin spleneticus, from splen (see spleen). Meaning "irritably morose" is from 1590s.

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