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1. Peevish; sulky.
2. Arrogant; insolent.

huff′ish·ly adv.
huff′ish·ness n.


(ˈhʌf ɪʃ)

1. peevish; irritable.
2. swaggering; insolent; bullying.
huff′ish•ly, adv.
huff′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.huffish - sullen or moody
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
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She shook her head, and the reporter said: "Stage magicians have been known to hypnotise people -" "Good morning, Mr Vaughan," the confectioner interposed huffishly, and she turned and went into the back of the shop.
"Actually, this one's for where the foot's missing, but we'll make do," one of the uniformed men said huffishly, as though it peeved him to perpetrate even so minor a breach of battlefield verisimilitude.