1. Apt to snap at persons or things; eager to bite; as, a snapping cur.
2. Sharp in reply; apt to speak angrily or testily; easily provoked; tart; peevish.
The taunting address of a snappish misanthrope. --Jeffrey.
-- Snap*pish*ly, adv. -- Snap*pish*ness, n.
n : a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was
well known to all his employees" [syn: temper, biliousness,
irritability, peevishness, pettishness, surliness]