• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Splenetically In a splenetical manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • splenetically In a morose, ill-humored, or splenetic manner.
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In literature:

It has pleased Heaven to give me a splenetic disposition, and some day or other I shall find the tongue.
"The Unclassed" by George Gissing
And of late she had mastered the silly splenetics of childhood.
"The Fortunate Youth" by William J. Locke
I took advantage of the lull to make myself heard: I did but heap fuel on fire, though the old man's splenetic impetus had partly abated.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
For those are my sentiments in that splenetic humour, which governs me at present.
"A Treatise of Human Nature" by David Hume
I hope I am neither prudish, nor squeamish, nor splenetic, but speak only what many feel, and few care to express.
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
What a sickly womanhood grows up in a nervous, feeble, neuralgic, splenetic female body!
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
And yet Shakespeare makes Caesar characterize himself very much as Cassius, in his splenetic temper, describes him.
"The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare
In the Greek Islands now, the use of it is known to every one; and even the lazy monks who take it, are no longer splenetic.
"Hypochondriasis" by John Hill
A splenetic letter from Gov.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Mr. Kean's Hamlet is as much too splenetic and rash as Mr. Kemble's is too deliberate and formal.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin

In news:

An ultrasound study demonstrated a large left upper quadrant mass in the splenetic hilar.
I know David was in a bad mood all day, but the splenetic tone of his reply to Brenda's question was not necessary.
The day of Eliot Spitzer's ignominious resignation, I reread one of the most splenetic dissents in the recent history of the Supreme Court: the jeremiad Antonin Scalia wrote in response to the Lawrence v. Texas ruling that legalized sodomy.
He just appeared, like a force of nature, sometime in early 1980s, ranting his splenetic poems on-stage with the likes of the Mekons and the Fall.