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 (splĭ-nĕt′ĭk) also sple·net·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of or relating to the spleen.
2. Affected or marked by ill humor or irritability.
A person regarded as irritable.

[Late Latin splēnēticus, from Latin splēn, spleen; see spleen.]

sple·net′i·cal·ly adv.
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(splɪˈnɛtɪk) or


1. (Anatomy) of or relating to the spleen
2. spiteful or irritable; peevish
3. (Medicine) obsolete full of melancholy
a spiteful or irritable person
[C16: from Late Latin splēnēticus, from Latin splēn spleen]
spleˈnetically adv
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(splɪˈnɛt ɪk)

adj. Also, sple•net′i•cal.
1. of the spleen; splenic.
2. irritable; peevish; spiteful.
3. Obs. affected with or tending to produce melancholy.
4. a splenetic person.
[1535–45; < Late Latin splēnēticus. See splen-, -etic]
sple•net′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.splenetic - of or relating to the spleen
2.splenetic - 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
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adjective (Literary) irritable, cross, bad-tempered, acid, sour, crabbed, sullen, touchy, petulant, spiteful, bitchy (informal), churlish, morose, irascible, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy, chippy (informal), fretful, rancorous, peevish, crabby, choleric, envenomed retired military men with splenetic opinions
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[splɪˈnetɪk] ADJ
1. (Anat) → esplénico
2. (frm) (= short-tempered) → enojadizo, de genio vivo; (= bad-tempered) → malhumorado
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(Anat) → Milz-; splenetic cellMilzzelle f
(liter: = peevish) → unwirsch; his splenetic outburstsseine Galligkeit
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