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peevish

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adjective pee·vish \ˈpē-vish\

Simple Definition of peevish

  • : feeling or showing irritation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of peevish

  1. 1 :  querulous in temperament or mood :  fretful

  2. 2 :  perversely obstinate <a peevish child>

  3. 3 :  marked by ill temper

peevishly

adverb

peevishness

noun

Examples of peevish in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of peevish

Middle English pevish spiteful


First Known Use: 15th century


PEEVISH Defined for Kids

peevish

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adjective pee·vish \ˈpē-vish\

Definition of peevish for Students

  1. :  complaining a lot :  irritable

peevishly

adverb

peevishness

noun




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