What is another word for snappish?

Pronunciation: [snˈapɪʃ] (IPA)

Snappish is a word used to describe someone who is irritable or short-tempered. There are several synonyms that can be used in place of this word to convey a similar meaning. Some of the common synonyms for snappish include testy, brusque, curt, crabby, cranky, grouchy, moody, surly, and irascible. These words can be used in different situations to describe someone who is easily offended or easily gets annoyed. For example, you could say "She was in a very testy mood today" or "he was being very brusque with me." Each of these synonyms can subtly convey a different nuance, but they all have a similar meaning to snappish.

Synonyms for Snappish:

What are the hypernyms for Snappish?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for snappish?

Snappish is an adjective that describes a person who is easily irritated, short-tempered, and prone to snapping or biting at others. Its antonyms, on the other hand, refer to personality traits that are calm, composed, and patient. Some of the opposite words for snappish include genial, affable, friendly, amiable, cheerful, jolly, easygoing, mild, peaceful, and serene. These words describe people who are pleasant to be around and generally do not lose their temper or lash out at others. By using these antonyms, you can show the opposite of snappish behavior and highlight the positive qualities of people who possess them.

Usage examples for Snappish

However, she did not intend her text to be spoiled by irruptions of Mrs. Iggulden, so she waited until the frequent rice-pudding had elapsed, and then resumed at an advantage: "You were very snappish and peevish with me just now, Conrad, without waiting to hear what I had to say.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
Perhaps the houris got tired and snappish, poor things!
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
He had a rough exterior and spoke in short, curt, snappish sentences, but behind it all he had a big heart full of kindly human feeling.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine

Famous quotes with Snappish

  • I like strong girls, as long as they don't get snappish. And furthermore I think it important that you are good buddies and she does not get angry when you don't have your day.
    Jonathan Brandis

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