stroppy


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strop·py

 (strŏp′ē)
adj. strop·pi·er, strop·pi·est Chiefly British
Easily offended or annoyed; ill-tempered or belligerent.

[Perhaps alteration of obstreperous.]
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stroppy

(ˈstrɒpɪ)
adj, -pier or -piest
informal Brit angry or awkward
[C20: changed and shortened from obstreperous]
ˈstroppily adv
ˈstroppiness n
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strop•py

(ˈstrɒp i)

adj. -pi•er, -pi•est.
Brit. Informal. bad-tempered or hostile.
[1950–55; perhaps (ob) strep (erous) + -y1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stroppy - obstreperous
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
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stroppy

adjective (Brit. informal) awkward, difficult, obstreperous, destructive, perverse, unhelpful, cantankerous, bloody-minded (Brit. informal), quarrelsome, litigious, uncooperative I shall have to get stroppy with them.
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Translations

stroppy

[ˈstrɒpɪ] ADJ (Brit) → borde
to get stroppyponerse borde
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stroppy

[ˈstrɒpi] adj (British)difficile
to get stroppy → faire un drame
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stroppy

adj (+er) (Brit inf) → fuchtig (inf); answer, childrenpampig (inf); bouncer etcaggressiv; (= obstinate) officialstur; to be stroppy about doing somethingfuchtig/pampig sein, weil man etw tun soll (inf); don’t get stroppy with me (= aggressive)werd jetzt nicht pampig (inf); (= obstinate, uncooperative)mach nicht so auf stur (inf)
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stroppy

[ˈstrɒpɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) → indisponente, scontroso/a
to get stroppy → mettersi a fare il/la difficile
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Despite all the tales of him being stroppy, he is charming and calm.
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You can't have it all, though - and this week tiresome irritant Elizabeth and stroppy and argumentative Joanna were on the winning team and so live to irritate and cause arguments for at least another week.
LEWIS HAMILTON claims he gets stroppy because he loves Formula One so much.
Help a parent out please X Factor bosses promoting the stroppy one having diva tantrums over the nice lad holding down three jobs to make a living from singing isn't making it easy for us well-wishing mums telling our kids that manners matter and humility takes you further than pride.
Words are exchanged and stroppy Tracy flounces off complaining that she feels used.
This dystopian future feels like a place we've visited many times before, and the prospect of Earth being repopulated by stroppy American teens is a pretty terrifying one.
Looking a bit like Wolverine from X-Men's uncle, the leery way he'd Not half as much as when he turned up in his full glam rock regalia to star in those famously stroppy road safety TV ads in the '70s where he'd grumpily rebuke school kids for not looking both ways when crossing the road.
Blunkett said: "As I walked to my seat, an official said, 'Sorry, you can't take your dog, it's just not suitable.' "He then got stroppy and said, 'You are not taking your dog down there, we will find you different seats.' "I had to draw a breath and decide whether or not to have a hissy fit."
Far from moderating the vicious policies of Cameron''s Eton chums, they are hostage to the rabid Thatcherite right - if the Lib-Dems get stroppy, it's a snap general election and back to holding Lib-Dem meetings in a London taxi.
This could be down to a lack of passion between the imperious Antony (Darrell d'Silva) and a stroppy Cleopatra (Kathryn Hunter) or simply a deliberate decision by director Michael Boyd.