verging upon, somewhat


  • churlish

    Someone who is churlish is impolite and unfriendly, especially towards another who has done nothing to deserve ill-treatment.

  • mawkish

    Something is mawkish when it is overly sentimental and silly in an embarrassing way.

  • brackish

    Something brackish is distasteful and unpleasant usually because something else is mixed in with it; brackish water, for instance, is a mixture of fresh and salt water and cannot be drunk.

  • peckish

    If you are feeling peckish, you are feeling irritable or quick to snap at people; this might be because you're hungry.

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