Definition of snappish:
lively, frosty, splenetic, sulky, ill-natured, jaunty, dapper, nipping, crisp, snippety, spanking, bad-tempered, choleric, alert, raspy, rakish, natty, testy, querulous, quick-tempered, zippy, ratty, rattling, crotchety, out of sorts, short-tempered, raffish, ill-tempered, snippy, brisk, gloomy, ugly, sullen, spiffy, crabby, grouchy, fretful, disagreeable, snarky, whipping, fiery, spruce, angry, nippy, ill-humored, nasty, merry, pettish, dashing, dogged, grumpy, morose, attitude, severe, snappy, waspish, gruff, perverse, mean, stuffy.
She and her cat were admirably matched; he was as snappish and cross as she, and resented with distended claws and elevated back all attempts on the part of strangers to cultivate amicable relations with him.- "The Garies and Their Friends", Frank J. Webb.
- "The Getting of Wisdom", Henry Handel Richardson.
- "Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten", Marie Corelli.