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Definitions from WordNet

Adjective waspish has 1 sense
  1. bristly, prickly, splenetic, waspish - very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues"
    Antonym: good-natured (indirect, via ill-natured)

Definitions from the Web

Term: Waspish


Definition: irritable or easily angered.

Example Sentence: The teacher's waspish tone scared the students into silence.


Definition: sharp-tongued or inclined to make cutting remarks.

Example Sentence: The dinner conversation turned unpleasant when Sarah made a waspish comment about her sister's cooking.


Definition: resembling or characteristic of a wasp; marked by black and yellow stripes.

Example Sentence: The waspish pattern of the dress caught everyone's attention at the party.


Definition: in a manner that is irritable or with sharp-tongued remarks.

Example Sentence: Despite her calm exterior, she spoke waspishly to her colleagues when they made mistakes.


Definition: an irritable or bad-tempered person.

Example Sentence: Jack's waspish behavior earned him a reputation around the office.

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