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[spleen-fuh l]
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  1. full of or displaying spleen.
  2. ill-humored; irritable or peevish; spiteful; splenetic.
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Origin of spleenful

First recorded in 1580–90; spleen + -ful
Related formsspleen·ful·ly, adverb
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Related Words for spleenful

snide, barbed, vindictive, malicious, catty, vicious, ornery, cruel, hateful, venomous, angry, dirty, evil, ill-natured, malevolent, malign, malignant, mean, waspish, wicked

Examples from the Web for spleenful

Historical Examples of spleenful

  • Extreme sensitiveness is apt to accompany a spirit of just his high-strung, petulant, and spleenful sort.

    Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8


  • 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


  1. affected by spleen; bad-tempered or irritable
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Derived Formsspleenfully, adverb
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