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ADJ   waspish | more waspish | most waspish
SYNO bristly | prickly | splenetic | ...
waspish {adj}nedůtklivý
waspish {adj}podrážděný
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Translation for 'waspish' from English to Czech

waspish {adj}

Usage Examples English
  • Once married she shows her waspish nature (the name Vespetta means "little wasp") and completely dominates her husband.
  • The great immunologist Sir Macfarlane Burnet found him 'a man of much wisdom and immense charm', but with 'a waspish intolerance of stupidity'.
  • She played the camera-toting grandmother in the 1995 Sandra Bullock hit "While You Were Sleeping" and the waspish Grandma Rose in Ted Demme's 1994 black comedy film "The Ref".
  • It was traditional for its preface to be written anonymously and to take a slightly waspish, if detached and amused, look at events in the church since the previous edition.
  • Simon Kent of "The Sun-Herald" said Sarah had a "waspish tongue and sharpish put down", while Tony Squires of "The Sydney Morning Herald" branded her "luscious."
  • The waspish Russell had been governor of Flushing, but the two men were on bad terms.
  • Capped by Denmark at youth level, Jensen has been described as "a forward capable of waspish delivery with his right foot".
  • Uncut also rated the album 4/5 and said "This Terrific follow-up is even better, the quartet unloading a clamorous set of songs full of pique, provocation and waspish humour".
  • The character of Addison De Witt, the waspish theater critic who squires a starlet (played by a then-unknown Marilyn Monroe) in the 1950 film "All About Eve" was based on Nathan.
  • His letters also reveal a warm and generous heart and a self-effacing manner distinct from his waspish public persona, and his many lasting and close friendships with the theatrical and literary elite of his day.
  • Peter Cushing's Holmes received good reviews at the time, with "Films and Filming" calling him an "impish, waspish, Wilde-ian Holmes", [...] while the "New York Herald Tribune" stated "Peter Cushing is a forceful and eager Sherlock Holmes".
  • His style was "waspish...[...] uncompromising about problems he had faced arising from his sexuality and Jewishness".
  • Mathilde became embittered by these rejections and turned critical and waspish; she also turned to alcohol to ease her unhappiness, acquiring the nickname "Schnapps-Mathilde" for obvious reasons.
  • Its storyline of an established master of her craft being usurped by a younger, ruthlessly ambitious underling, who then years later finds the same thing happening to her – with a waspish male critic on hand throughout to provide a steady stream of acerbic, biting commentary – led inevitably to the film being dubbed the "All About Eve" of the fashion world.
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