What is another word for waspish?

454 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ wˈɒspɪʃ], [ wˈɒspɪʃ], [ w_ˈɒ_s_p_ɪ_ʃ]

"Waspish" is an adjective that describes someone who is easily irritated or angered and often has a sharp or cutting tone. There are several synonyms that can be used instead of "waspish," including irritable, prickly, touchy, testy, crabby, grouchy, and surly. If someone is described as being irritable, they are easily annoyed or bothered by even minor things. Prickly implies a sensitivity to criticism or perceived slights. Touchy and testy can be used interchangeably, suggesting a tendency to overreact to small issues. Crabby and grouchy both suggest a sour disposition, while surly implies a sullen or hostile temperament.

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What are the hypernyms for Waspish?

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

What are the opposite words for waspish?

"Waspish" is commonly used to describe someone who is irritable or easily provoked. However, there are several antonyms that can be used to describe someone who is not easily provoked. "The first antonym for 'waspish' is 'amicable,' which implies friendliness and a willingness to cooperate. The second antonym for 'waspish' is 'placid,' which gives the impression of calm and evenness. The third antonym for 'waspish' is 'tranquil,' which suggests a state of peace and quiet. The fourth antonym for 'waspish' is 'composed,' which indicates a calm state of mind. So, while 'waspish' may have negative connotations, its antonyms can convey a positive and pleasant demeanor.

Usage examples for Waspish

Old Christy, too, is very waspish, having been sorely twitted by Master Simon for having let his hawk fly at carrion.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
Sheffield lowered his eye to the glass, and after some little delay got a sight of a long-bodied, waspish, shape, creeping, insect-wise, along a white chalk mark.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon"
Sax Rohmer
She fancied herself as cold, hard, analytical, and ruthless; actually she was waspish, arrogant, overbearing, and treacherous.
"The Foreign Hand Tie"
Gordon Randall Garrett

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