adjective Also sple·net·i·cal.
- splenic anemia,
- splenic artery,
- splenic flexure,
- splenic lymph follicle
Origin of splenetic
Examples from the Web for splenetic
I can't be merry so near any splenetic talk; so I made that long line, and now all's well again.The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift
If any splenetic member calls for the clearing of the house, the traveller clears it by withdrawing; he is not hanged.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Very few French travellers seem able to avoid an occasional outbreak of splenetic patriotism.Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century|W. H. Davenport Adams
He had not Dickens's buoyant temper and love of company, nor did he indulge in the splenetic outbursts of Carlyle.Victorian Worthies|George Henry Blore
All this while, moreover, they were secretly composing their splenetic "Journal."Rene Mauperin|Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
Word Origin for splenetic
1540s, "pertaining to the spleen," from Late Latin spleneticus, from splen (see spleen). Meaning "irritably morose" is from 1590s.