stroppiness


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stroppiness

n (Brit inf) → Fuchtigkeit f (inf); (of answer, children)Pampigkeit f (inf); (of bouncer etc)Aggressivität f; (of official)Sturheit f
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Q: We are wondering whether to have our four-year-old Labrador, Bisley, castrated as he is beginning to show slight stroppiness when other male dogs approach him.
But unhappiness at not playing is only bad when it manifests itself in stroppiness. McGeady has focussed on proving his point on the pitch, not sulking around it.
Unhappiness at not playing is only bad when it manifests itself in stroppiness. McGeady has focused on proving his point on the pitch, not sulking around it.
Twenty-eight Premier League appearances, 24 goals, nine assists, zero stroppiness. Salah, two years the Belgian's junior, is playing in a much more adventurously coached, attacking side, but, even so, he looks on a different level to Hazard, 27.
What accounts for this stroppiness? It could be in part because markets are losing confidence that central banks can continue doing the heavy lifting to prop markets up.
It highlights its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness and stroppiness - as seen through 53 great films from 25 countries, including favourites such as E.T.
A miscue into the top corner (of the stands) prompted Jose to spit out his water, two late challenges somehow failed to draw yellow from Lee Probert and there was a bit of simulation, verbals and general stroppiness thrown in for good measure.
Setting its stall midway between the cringe comedy of The Inbetweeners and too-cool-for-school Skins, it stars two ex-EastEnders - Scarlett Alice Johnson, who you probably won't recognise as Vicki Fowler, and Emer Kenny (minus Zsa Zsa's blue hair extensions and stroppiness) who you probably will - as well as newcomer Yasmin Paige.
In educational parlance, they are "disengaged" and "under-achieving," acceptable terms that can mask a multitude of sins including stroppiness and a general "I can't be arsed" attitude.
"I want the stations," said Secondborn, with an uncharacteristic stroppiness. "I'll give you The Water Works and The Angel Islington for King's Cross." I declined.
Mariah's Juliet has a underlying, almost hidden, stroppiness around her family while offering a public face of dutiful daughter.
After weeks of illdisguised stroppiness Rafa finally got his bigname signing, albeit with money raised by discarding other strikers and at a price still well below that of the blankhappy Shevchenko.