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stroppy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstroppystrop‧py /ˈstrɒpi $ ˈstrɑːpi/ adjective British English informal  BAD-TEMPEREDARGUEbad-tempered and easily offended or annoyed I try not to get stroppy, but sometimes I just can’t help it.stroppiness noun [uncountable]
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stroppyIt was just the excuse she needed to get stroppy.Mary got stroppy about it and said it was wrong what they were doing, it was a desecration.Teachers report themselves becoming punitive and stroppy with pupils, colleagues and their own families.
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