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catty1

cat·ty1

catty1

pronunciation:
kae ti
part of speech: adjective
inflections: cattier, cattiest
definition: slyly malicious, esp. in one's remarks; spiteful.
a catty persona catty comment
synonyms:
cattish, malevolent, malicious, spiteful
similar words:
bitchy, mean, peevish, pettish, shrewish, vengeful, venomous, vindictive
derivations: cattily (adv.), cattiness (n.)