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Synonyms for snappish

Synonyms for snappish

apt to speak irritably


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And the snappish, keen, rancorous father of another victim, who stood up at the memorial service and cursed everyone whose children were still living.
By the time we receive them in our clinic, they possess a snappish attitude, forcing us at times to euthanise them for safety purposes.
The canon of Spring is comprised of lanky and red-haired Kiirs, portly and phlegmatic Tonissons, fair-haired and snappish Teeles, etc.
Of course, the modern western state was imitated via institutionally formal matrixes, however, the mentality of emirate, Imamate and snappish monarch still is remarkable in our environments.
That is to say, this man is a bit snappish or unfriendly.
From the raucous "All Day Today" to the snappish break beats of "No Es Facil Amar You Soy Asi" to the atmospheric closer "San Agustin," Superpop again stands as a library of Afro-Latin dance music's deep roots.
These shared premises did not preclude dispute, however, as the many discussants of papers and discussion topics attest, and the gloves could sometimes come off in print, as with the ever-combatant William Houston's snappish response in 1890 to Professor James Cappon's views, which he considered incognizant of the realities of the crowded high-school timetable (Cappon "Subjects and Methods"; Houston "The Proposed English").
The first character to appear in the story is not Parker, the as yet unknown protagonist, but Sarah Ruth, his snappish, snapping wife.
The president is introduced in a scene titled ``The Actors'' as ``a snappish young man, seeking his fortune in the oil-rich Permian Basin of West Texas who will one day, like 46 percent of his fellow Americans, say he has been born again.
Les Invasions introduces several important new characters, including Stephane Rousseau as Sebastien, Remy's adult son, a wealthy London money man estranged from his father, though he still cares for him; Marie-Josee Croze as Nathalie, Diane's junkie daughter with a needle and a pointed attitude; and former pop star Mitsou Gelinas as Ghislaine, Pierre's sexy and snappish young wife.
She's calm and level-headed one second but snappish the next?
They weren't even thirty yet, still in their twenties, still young, and the only things that stretched ahead of them were empty years of polite silence, snappish answers to simple questions, deflated arguments over game calls that mattered less and less with each passing moment, until they were just two people, old, ugly, missing teeth and missing hair, nothing tying them together but a last name, a shared address, the echo of something that once mattered between them.
Reading so many letters by agitated writers can make one edgy and snappish, especially after a fourth cup of coffee.
Many workers will recognise colleagues who become irritable and snappish as the pressure of work mounts up, some will note the supervisor or manager becoming perhaps a little forgetful or more indecisive as their workload increases.
I have found, in fact, while you see moments of what you and I would instinctively recognize as sort of a snappish anti-American [comment], it is just so much a part of their fabric that they don't even realize they are saying it or doing it.