adjective pee·vish \ˈpē-vish\

: feeling or showing irritation

Full Definition of PEEVISH

:  querulous in temperament or mood :  fretful
:  perversely obstinate <a peevish child>
:  marked by ill temper
pee·vish·ly adverb
pee·vish·ness noun

Examples of PEEVISH

  1. peevish patients in the doctor's waiting room
  2. <I would rather figure things out on my own than ask that peevish librarian for help.>

Origin of PEEVISH

Middle English pevish spiteful
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with PEEVISH

PEEVISH Defined for Kids


adjective pee·vish \ˈpē-vish\

Definition of PEEVISH for Kids

:  complaining a lot :  irritable
pee·vish·ly adverb
pee·vish·ness noun


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