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waspish

wasp·ish

waspish

 
pronunciation:
was pihsh
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characteristic of or like a wasp.
synonyms:
hymenopteran, waspy
definition 2: having a quick temper; snappy; irritable.
Serve that waspish old man first or he will commence his ranting.
synonyms:
irascible, irritable, peevish, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, touchy
similar words:
cantankerous, choleric, crabby, crusty, feisty, huffy, mean, oversensitive, quick-tempered, splenetic, testy, waspy
derivations: waspishly (adj.), waspishness (n.)