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adjective, spleen·i·er, spleen·i·est.
  1. abundant in or displaying spleen.
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Origin of spleeny

First recorded in 1595–1605; spleen + -y1
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Examples from the Web for spleeny

Historical Examples of spleeny

  • "I've an idea I'm spleeny," he replied with a ghastly attempt at a smile.

    The Darrow Enigma

    Melvin L. Severy

  • He is a spleeny, querulous, joyless fellow, of thin blood and aching liver.

  • I suppose being shut up in the house with my sprained ankle makes me spleeny.

    Rodney, the Ranger

    John V. Lane

  • Being in a spleeny and uncomfortable mood to-day, what resource so legitimate as to betake myself to my own family?

    Julia Ward Howe

    Laura E. Richards

  • The man who thinks he is dying may be spleeny, but the man who says he is spleeny is, of the two, the one more likely to be dying.

    The Darrow Enigma

    Melvin L. Severy