spleen /ˈsplɪn/ 名詞
Spleen, v. t. To dislke. [Obs.]
1. Anat. A peculiar glandlike but ductless organ found near the stomach or intestine of most vertebrates and connected with the vascular system; the milt. Its exact function in not known.
2. Anger; latent spite; ill humor; malice; as, to vent one's spleen.
In noble minds some dregs remain,
Not yet purged off, of spleen and sour disdain. --Pope.
3. A fit of anger; choler.
4. A sudden motion or action; a fit; a freak; a whim. [Obs. or R.]
A thousand spleens bear her a thousand ways. --Shak.
5. Melancholy; hypochondriacal affections.
Bodies changed to various forms by spleen. --Pope.
There is a luxury in self-dispraise:
And inward self-disparagement affords
To meditative spleen a grateful feast. --Wordsworth.
6. A fit of immoderate laughter or merriment. [Obs.]
Thy silly thought enforces my spleen. --Shak.
n 1: a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body
between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells
involved in immune responses [syn: lien]
2: a feeling of resentful anger [syn: irascibility, short
temper, quick temper]