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spleenful

[ spleen-fuhl ]
/ ˈsplin fəl /
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adjective

full of or displaying spleen.
ill-humored; irritable or peevish; spiteful; splenetic.

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Origin of spleenful

First recorded in 1580–90; spleen + -ful
spleen·ful·ly, adverb
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  • 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|George Meredith

British Dictionary definitions for spleenful

spleenful
/ (ˈspliːnfʊl) /

adjective

affected by spleen; bad-tempered or irritable
spleenfully, adverb
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