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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.
the quality of being sharp or irritable
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|Noun||1.||snappishness - a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"|
ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
querulousness - the quality of being given to complaining