waspish


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wasp·ish

 (wŏs′pĭsh)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of a wasp.
2. Easily irritated or annoyed; irascible.
3. Indicative of irritation, annoyance, or spite: a waspish remark.

wasp′ish·ly adv.
wasp′ish·ness n.

waspish

(ˈwɒspɪʃ)
adj
1. relating to or suggestive of a wasp
2. easily annoyed or angered
ˈwaspishly adv
ˈwaspishness n

wasp•ish

(ˈwɒs pɪʃ)

adj.
1. like or suggesting a wasp, esp. in behavior.
2. snappish or peevish; petulant; testy.
3. having a slight or slender build.
[1560–70]
wasp′ish•ly, adv.
wasp′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.waspish - very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

waspish

adjective bad-tempered, cross, irritable, grumpy, touchy, petulant, waxy (informal, chiefly Brit.), ill-tempered, irascible, cantankerous, peppery, crabbed, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy, chippy (informal), fretful, peevish, crabby, splenetic, crotchety (informal), snappish, liverish, captious, pettish Her tone was somewhat waspish and abrupt.
pleasant, cheerful, agreeable, easy-going, good-humoured, genial, affable, jovial, good-natured

waspish

adjective
Translations
زُنْبوري، شَرِس، لاذِع
hvidt angelsaksisk protestantiskskarp
tüskés természetû
hvefsinn, fyrtinn
huysuzterszengin ve muhafazakâr Protestan olan

waspish

[ˈwɒspɪʃ] ADJ [character, person] → irritable, irascible; [remark] → mordaz, punzante

waspish

[ˈwɒspɪʃ] adjirritablewasp-waisted [ˌwɒspˈweɪstɪd] adjà la taille de guêpe

waspish

adj, waspishly
advgiftig

waspish

[ˈwɒspɪʃ] adj (character) → litigioso/a; (comment) → pungente

WASP

(wosp) noun (abbreviation)
White Anglo-Saxon Protestant; a term used critically (often by minority groups) to refer to the members of the privileged upper middle class in the USA.
Waspish adjective
a Waspish neighborhood.
ˈwaspish adjective
(of a person) unpleasant in manner, temper etc. a nasty, waspish young woman.
ˈwaspishly adverb
ˈwaspishness noun
References in classic literature ?
You are such a waspish, raspish, ill-conditioned chap, you see,' said Mr.
If SHE did not see them, some one else did--a gentleman on horseback had entered the gate and was proceeding up the road; at the distance of a few paces from us he paused, and calling to the children in a waspish penetrating tone, bade them 'keep out of that water.
When she chose, his sister's tongue could be waspish.
In temperament he was weak and waspish, and his health had suffered heavily from oriental experiments with opium.
As the links between the two tales converge, the drama is played out with verve and waspish wit.
As the two stories converge, the drama is played out with verve and waspish wit.
The next day, the visitor's waspish wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) materialises and violence percolates beneath the surface.
Fat Wilson) (Anna Crushingly, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks are little more than feedback as brilliantly waspish commentators John Smith and Gail Abernathy-McKadden.
He signed off his programme notes with another waspish jibe at his own fans, following what was, in his eyes at least, a failure to give his players - in particular Lukaku - sufficient backing.
The Duchess of Cambridge's tiny waist and waspish shape has become the envy of many women across the UK," the Daily Mail quoted the firm MYA (which stands for 'Make Yourself Amazing') as saying on its website.
IF you're sick to the back teeth of celebrities being given too much of an easy ride on chat shows then rejoice, because a certain witty, waspish Welshman returns to host the second series of his chat show.
A keen follower of fashion, Cecil might be delighted or disappointed by the absence this week of the BBC's regular Royal Ascot fashion correspondent, the waspish James Sherwood, who has stood down from his role following internal disagreements.