snappish :

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  • s  apt to speak irritably
    a snappish tone of voice

  • Instead of confronting yesterday's quiche, she finds herself face to face with the hound of hell, all red-eyed and snappish, with a dreamscape hinting of unspeakable mysteries .
  • She finds herself angry and snappish when callers make poor use of her endless availability.
  • Of them all Hayes included only Fisher's character has real spunk, although Kevin Kline (unbilled but not uncredited) contributes some snappish cynicism as a priapic .

  • Gretchen Rubin in Bloomberg
    I thought about what it would take to be less snappish and more lighthearted,said Rubin, who lives in Manhattan with her two daughters and husband, Jamie, a senior partner at the private-equity firm BC Partners.
  • Mel Gussow in
    Gussow writes that friends recognised Albee and Flanagan's alcohol-fuelled relationship in the "brilliant, snappish dialogue, the matching of insult and retort ...... [they] were legendary for their wit and also their malice".

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