waspish


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Synonyms for waspish

Synonyms for waspish

Synonyms for waspish

very irritable

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It has waspish features, such as narrow hind legs, but also branched body hair and other characteristics of bees.
The spirited story about the comeuppance of the waspish Ciprigna, who terrorizes everyone in sight (including her husband, children and servants), is pure da Ponte.
This painting is now lost, which is no surprise in light of its waspish courtier's disdain for his master's foreign consort.
But soon the show found the waspish Broadway sidekick Paul Lynde, and he became the squares' literal centerpiece.
So we should not be surprised by the waspish exchanges between David Davis and Michel Barnier yesterday.
He was a terrific broadcaster, with a waspish sense of humour.
NEW Manchester United Jose Mourinho has lost none of his waspish character as he could not resist taking a swipe at Claudio Ranieri.
As expected from an Austen adaptation, there's no end of pithy chatter about bachelors, breeding and inheritances, accompanied by Lady Susan's waspish one-liners.
As opening night approaches and revered critics including Tabitha Dickinson (Lindsay Duncan) prepare to deliver their waspish verdict, petty squabbles between Riggan his cast - popular Broadway star Mike Shiner (Edward Norton), leading lady Lesley (Naomi Watts) and current squeeze Laura (Andrea Riseborough) - threaten to derail the vanity project.
The film begins with the spirited and resourceful Vera (Alicia Vikander) poised to head to Oxford University to study under waspish Miss Lorimer (Miranda Richardson).
In fact, this country's arguably most popular novelist had an enjoyably sharp, waspish sense of humour.
Cousin-in-law Kate may hog the headlines with her waspish waist and kohl-rimmed eyes, but Zara has a golden opportunity to eclipse the merry wife of Windsor during the Olympic games.
Without her having to utter one of her famously waspish words, her replacement on Strictly Come Dancing, Alesha Dixon, has been ripped to shreds by critics and viewers.
Perhaps the gaps between races could be stretched to an hour, so we can put up with even more fatuous nonsense from waspish nobodies about yellow being the new blue, hats being the new crack cocaine, and Willie Carson being the new holder of the 'Confused Thought Processes 2007' award.
- New York's waspish columnist Cindy Adams on It Girl Paris Hilton's size 11 feet