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peeve

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1 something that is a source of irritation
  • My main peeve with the organization is the endless stream of e-mails.
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2 the feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity
  • He holds on to a peeve until the offending person apologizes.
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peeve

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to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts
  • She is constantly peeved by his habit of asking questions while she is trying to focus on her work.
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get one's goat, get on one's nerves, get to, rub the wrong way, set one's teeth on edge, stick in one's craw, wear on

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irritate, exasperate, nettle, provoke, rile, peeve mean to excite a feeling of anger or annoyance. irritate implies an often gradual arousing of angry feelings that may range from mere impatience to rage.
    • constant nagging that irritated me greatly
exasperate suggests galling annoyance and the arousing of extreme impatience.
    • his exasperating habit of putting off needed decisions
nettle suggests a sharp but passing annoyance or stinging.
    • your pompous attitude nettled several people
provoke implies an arousing of strong annoyance that may excite to action.
    • remarks made solely to provoke her
rile implies inducing an angry or resentful agitation.
    • the new work schedules riled the employees
peeve suggests arousing fretful often petty or querulous irritation.
    • a toddler peeved at being refused a cookie


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