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Synonyms for splenetic

Synonyms for splenetic

of or relating to the spleen

very irritable

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Our dissatisfaction with its conclusion may merely be a lack of familiarity with the terms and vocabulary of the journey, which orient themselves in an economic and moral philosophy that requires, first, self-deception and then a splenetic illness to dispel it: to hold in our heads both the sense that sees the deception and the sensibility that feels its value.
In contrast to Roger Lewis's splenetic, vituperative biography of Anthony Burgess (2004), which cataloged its subject's flaws while ignoring the most "writerly" aspects of Burgess's phenomenally prolific life, Bradford's biography deftly makes Sillitoe's daily writing routine central, even in his introduction.
Far from launching into a splenetic outburst, 60% of managers actually let team members get away with false claims--and only 8% of employees have been caught and sacked.
IN THE LOOP (15, 105 mins) THE Thick Of It hits the big screen with Peter Capaldi as splenetic spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in this superb comedy.
f, veloce, ardente) The phobic pathetic bathetic splenetic schizophrenic ape, The fanatical implacable hypocritical paranoidal homicidal ape, The everyone-else-is-wrong-and-only-I-am-right tormentor-of-others man-to-mud-reverted ape,
He should have read my letter before rushing to pen his splenetic philippic.
1) This splenetic book ranges much farther afield than that, however.
In later years, Stiller Sr enjoyed a grand Indian summer playing George Costanza's splenetic, hair-trigger dad in 28 episodes of Seinfeld.
Several splenetic Clinton tirades against journalists, or hecklers, are popular online, and prompted some to question if Clinton's skills are dated.
In fact, it is part of the novel's stylistic achievement that so much insight is gained into Trujillo's mind through the splenetic expletive-riddled invective directed against his enemies, as well as the scathing contempt he expresses for his inferior family members and subordinates.
Fantagraphics's publisher, Gary Groth, who has a reputation for being the angriest man in comics with his hyperliterate, splenetic rants about the sad state of publishing, seemed downright star-struck as he conducted an interview with the brothers.
A striking example can be found in Scalia's splenetic dissent in the 2005 case McCreary County v.
Commentators outdid themselves in splenetic rage against the Beslan perpetrators, as if a sort of ritual obeisance of hate was required.
Sammy's swan song should say "Such shenanigans show Sue's splenetic side.
The fact is, the party had thrown a temper tantrum--a splenetic outburst of resentment against Adams, against France, against the impending loss of power that the election had made inevitable.