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adj. huff·i·er, huff·i·est
1. Easily offended; touchy.
2. Irritated or annoyed; indignant.
3. Arrogant; haughty.

huff′i·ly adv.
huff′i·ness n.
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(ˈhʌf i)

adj. huff•i•er, huff•i•est.
1. easily offended; touchy.
2. snobbish; haughty.
huff′i•ly, adv.
huff′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.huffy - quick to take offensehuffy - quick to take offense    
sensitive - being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others; "sensitive to the local community and its needs"
2.huffy - roused to angerhuffy - roused to anger; "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain; "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend"; "sore over a remark"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"
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adjective sulky, irritable, moody, short, cross, angry, offended, choked, crabbed, disgruntled, resentful, edgy, crusty, snappy, grumpy, sullen, touchy, curt, surly, moping, petulant, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy, chippy (informal), waspish, querulous, shirty (slang, chiefly Brit.), peevish, crotchety (informal), pettish He always seemed so angry or huffy.
happy, gay, friendly, calm, pleasant, sunny, cheerful, good-humoured, amiable
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سَريع الغَضَب، مُسْتَشيط غَضَبامُتَجَهِّم
fyrtinn; viîkvæmur, hörundsármóîgaîur


[ˈhʌfɪ] ADJ (huffier (compar) (huffiest (superl))) (of character) → enojadizo; (in mood) → malhumorado, ofendido
he was a bit huffy about itse ofendió un tanto por ello
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[ˈhʌfi] adjvexé(e)
to be huffy about sth → être vexé(e) au sujet de qch
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adj (+er) (= in a huff)beleidigt; (= touchy)empfindlich; to get/be huffy about somethingwegen etw eingeschnappt (inf)or beleidigt sein; he’s quite a huffy personer ist leicht beleidigt or eingeschnappt (inf)
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[ˈhʌfɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → imbronciato/a
to get huffy → fare il broncio
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(haf) : in(to) a huff
being or becoming silent because one is angry, displeased etc. He is in a huff; He went into a huff.
ˈhuffy adjective
1. in a huff.
2. easily offended, and likely to go into a huff.
ˈhuffily adverb
ˈhuffiness noun
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But the duke kind of soured on him, and didn't look a bit satisfied with the way things was going; still, the king acted real friendly towards him, and said the duke's great-grandfather and all the other Dukes of Bilgewater was a good deal thought of by HIS father, and was allowed to come to the palace considerable; but the duke stayed huffy a good while, till by and by the king says:
George got quite huffy; but, as Harris said, if he didn't want his opinion, why did he ask for it?
He was quite huffy, but noticing my wondering stare he smoothed his ruffled plumes.
Some day I'll get real huffy an' chuck that lodger out."
If you had done with Cuffy what you ought to have done when he first came into Parliament, and had prevented him from going over to Duffy, you would have got him into alliance with Fuffy, you would have had with you the weight attaching as a smart debater to Guffy, you would have brought to bear upon the elections the wealth of Huffy, you would have got in for three counties Juffy, Kuffy, and Luffy, and you would have strengthened your administration by the official knowledge and the business habits of Muffy.
This horrid aspersion (I regret I am no longer exposed to that sort of insult) made me huffy too.
Dolph was particularly huffy about it, and I had to talk to him like a father, to bring him round."
Instead, his response to Conrad Ritchie was a pale impersonation of John Swinney spouting irrelevant numbers at Holyrood, only rounded of with a huffy admonition including "...we teach fractions from the age of three...the world is moving on".
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How ridiculously out of time they looked, arms folded like huffy kids, while friends of Lyra's daubed handprints of blood-red paint on their gable-end slogans.
Harriet ("Huffy," in the family) was American-born, Reed- and Berkeley-educated, a writer who had had her own radio program and had worked as a story editor for Louis B.
Huffy types may balk at the fat jokes and flatulence, but this gross-out chucklefest is a great vehicle for Eddie Murphy's comedy skills.