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1. Likely to snap or bite, as a dog.
2. Irritable and curt: a snappish tone of voice; a snappish debating partner.
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in a sharp or irritable manner
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|Adv.||1.||snappishly - in an ill-natured and snappish manner; "`Don't talk to me now,' she said snappishly"|
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