waspish


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Synonyms for waspish

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very irritable

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Streisand's great affection for the film is evident when she talks about her role role as Katie Morosky, the leftist Jewish girl who falls for WASPish Hubbell Gardiner (Robert Redford), saying she identified with her character's being an outsider.
But soon the show found the waspish Broadway sidekick Paul Lynde, and he became the squares' literal centerpiece.
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.
The controversial writer and broadcaster, famed for his waspish putdowns, appeared on TV shows such as Have I Got News for You and Celebrity Big Brother.
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
This performance was full of character from seething waspish moto perpetuo passages in the second movement, to faultless horn and lugubrious solo from leader Rowan Bell.
Dividing the post-1969 work into the categories 'Houses', 'Towers', and 'Housing, Institutions and the City', de Alba also adds a welcome preface from Mildred Schmertz, a long--but dry--essay by Robert Bruegmann, and a characteristically waspish conversation between Rudolph and Peter Blake.