waspish


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wasp·ish

 (wŏs′pĭsh)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of a wasp.
2. Easily irritated or annoyed; irascible.
3. Indicative of irritation, annoyance, or spite: a waspish remark.

wasp′ish·ly adv.
wasp′ish·ness n.

waspish

(ˈwɒspɪʃ)
adj
1. relating to or suggestive of a wasp
2. easily annoyed or angered
ˈwaspishly adv
ˈwaspishness n

wasp•ish

(ˈwɒs pɪʃ)

adj.
1. like or suggesting a wasp, esp. in behavior.
2. snappish or peevish; petulant; testy.
3. having a slight or slender build.
[1560–70]
wasp′ish•ly, adv.
wasp′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.waspish - 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

waspish

adjective bad-tempered, cross, irritable, grumpy, touchy, petulant, waxy (informal, chiefly Brit.), ill-tempered, irascible, cantankerous, peppery, crabbed, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy, chippy (informal), fretful, peevish, crabby, splenetic, crotchety (informal), snappish, liverish, captious, pettish Her tone was somewhat waspish and abrupt.
pleasant, cheerful, agreeable, easy-going, good-humoured, genial, affable, jovial, good-natured

waspish

adjective
Translations
زُنْبوري، شَرِس، لاذِع
hvidt angelsaksisk protestantiskskarp
tüskés természetû
hvefsinn, fyrtinn
huysuzterszengin ve muhafazakâr Protestan olan

waspish

[ˈwɒspɪʃ] ADJ [character, person] → irritable, irascible; [remark] → mordaz, punzante

waspish

[ˈwɒspɪʃ] adjirritablewasp-waisted [ˌwɒspˈweɪstɪd] adjà la taille de guêpe

waspish

adj, waspishly
advgiftig

waspish

[ˈwɒspɪʃ] adj (character) → litigioso/a; (comment) → pungente

WASP

(wosp) noun (abbreviation)
White Anglo-Saxon Protestant; a term used critically (often by minority groups) to refer to the members of the privileged upper middle class in the USA.
Waspish adjective
a Waspish neighborhood.
ˈwaspish adjective
(of a person) unpleasant in manner, temper etc. a nasty, waspish young woman.
ˈwaspishly adverb
ˈwaspishness noun
References in classic literature ?
'You are such a waspish, raspish, ill-conditioned chap, you see,' said Mr.
If SHE did not see them, some one else did--a gentleman on horseback had entered the gate and was proceeding up the road; at the distance of a few paces from us he paused, and calling to the children in a waspish penetrating tone, bade them 'keep out of that water.' 'Miss Grey,' said he, '(I suppose it IS Miss Grey), I am surprised that you should allow them to dirty their clothes in that manner!
When she chose, his sister's tongue could be waspish. She had tormented him with it all the way to her home.
In temperament he was weak and waspish, and his health had suffered heavily from oriental experiments with opium.
Waspish judge Paulus A whole family can sit down together and laugh at it and enjoy the performances and say, "I like that one" or "It's rubbish".
I am a WASPish Canadian who has lived in South America and traveled in many countries.
DARKSIDERS III takes liberties with the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, retaining Death And War (stars of previous Darksiders titles) but replacing the others with Strife and the waspish sassy Fury, who leads this time around in battle against the Seven Deadly Sins.
THE suave and ever-soslightly waspish Tom Allen, star of Bake Off: The Professionals and Bake Off: Extra Slice, is presently doing an epic-sized tour of the UK and is coming to Loughborough Town Hall on Thursday, November 1.
As the two stories converge, the drama is played out with verve and waspish wit.
As the links between the two tales converge, the drama is played out with verve and waspish wit.
The next day, the visitor's waspish wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) materialises and violence percolates beneath the surface.
Crushingly, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks are little more than feedback as brilliantly waspish commentators John Smith and Gail Abernathy-McKadden.