Examples of peevish in a Sentence
peevish patients in the doctor's waiting room
I would rather figure things out on my own than ask that peevish librarian for help.
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One day, the ladies’ peevish neighbor Ray Dooley (Aaron Monaghan) arrives with an invitation for Maureen.
This is an odd, peevish book — but certainly not an uninteresting one.
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Origin and Etymology of peevish
Middle English pevish spiteful
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of peevish for English Language Learners
: feeling or showing irritation
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