- full of or displaying spleen.
- ill-humored; irritable or peevish; spiteful; splenetic.
Origin of spleenful
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Related Words for spleenfulsnide, barbed, vindictive, malicious, catty, vicious, ornery, cruel, hateful, venomous, angry, dirty, evil, ill-natured, malevolent, malign, malignant, mean, waspish, wicked
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Historical Examples of spleenful
Extreme sensitiveness is apt to accompany a spirit of just his high-strung, petulant, and spleenful sort.
He knows that not only was his jealousy of his wife groundless, but it was forced by a spleenful pride.Vittoria, Complete
- affected by spleen; bad-tempered or irritable
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