Definition of peevish in English:

peevish

Pronunciation /ˈpēviSH/ /ˈpivɪʃ/

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adjective

  • Easily irritated, especially by unimportant things.

    ‘all this makes Steve fretful and peevish’
    • ‘Lyra, who is apparently cast as a rebellious, headstrong girl, comes across as peevish and irritating.’
    • ‘To some he seemed peevish and antsy-almost wired.’
    • ‘It happens and we shouldn't get peevish about it.’
    • ‘Not entirely not herself, but still a little peevish.’
    • ‘I think Stewart is kind of funny, but also peevish - not as nimble at turning things into fun as he used to be.’
    • ‘By the time we emerged in the canning shed, Granny was back to her usual peevish self, as if nothing had happened.’
    • ‘Marshall, on the other hand, always sounded peevish, arrogant and condescending.’
    • ‘I know you dislike receiving correspondence from one such as I, the basest of the base, and I know it makes you slightly peevish and completely spoils your day, nonetheless, I have dire news, indeed.’
    • ‘He becomes more and more peevish and tiresome, the archetypal boring jokey uncle of TV sit-corns, as his music becomes more and more unfathomably deep.’
    • ‘Either way I was feeling a tad peevish at the moment.’
    • ‘She clenched the air in her hands like a peevish child.’
    • ‘Always being overlooked would cause a person to become peevish.’
    • ‘Arilss was deposited on Morgan's other side, looking equally peevish.’
    • ‘I spoke with the tone of some peevish adolescent, arms tense at my sides, and eyes like two slits expelling charcoal fog.’
    • ‘Linton was now only peevish instead of fearful; with the danger to himself over, he relaxed.’
    • ‘Everyone looked angry, except Joyuko who looked more skeptical than peevish as she usually did.’
    • ‘Maybe she is glacial and peevish; maybe you've already stuck around way too long.’
    • ‘He calms down but remains peevish; much in the way of a child who does not get his/her own way.’
    • ‘It just means that you do have license to break; that you are not just being peevish.’
    irritable, irascible, fractious, fretful, cross, petulant, pettish, crabbed, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, disagreeable, miserable, morose, peppery, on edge, edgy, impatient, complaining, querulous
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘perverse, coy’): of unknown origin.