from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of spleen; irritable or spiteful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of or displaying spleen; angry; peevish; fretful; melancholy; hypochondriacal; splenetic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Displaying, or affected with, spleen; angry; fretful; melancholy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Full of spleen; spiteful.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From spleen +‎ -ful.


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  • Wow... This is right up there with phlegm. Not my favorite word.

    August 10, 2010