adjective Also sple·net·i·cal.
Origin of splenetic
Synonyms for splenetic
Related Words for spleneticmelancholy, sullen, grouchy, testy, cranky, dour, sad, ugly, gloomy, glum, surly, mournful, snide, barbed, vindictive, malicious, catty, vicious, ornery, cruel
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Historical Examples of splenetic
Which speaks of an intemperance in the splenetic parenchyma; that is to say, the spleen.The Imaginary Invalid
All this while, moreover, they were secretly composing their splenetic "Journal."Rene Mauperin
Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
It is in vain to combat the prejudice of splenetic aversion.
For those are my sentiments in that splenetic humour, which governs me at present.A Treatise of Human Nature
No, I was not splenetic; you see what plunges the Court has been at to set all right again.The Journal to Stella
Word Origin for splenetic
1540s, "pertaining to the spleen," from Late Latin spleneticus, from splen (see spleen). Meaning "irritably morose" is from 1590s.