Definitions for peevishˈpi vɪʃ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word peevish
cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy(adj)
easily irritated or annoyed
"an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
Constantly complaining; fretful, whining.
Origin: Late 14th century peyvesshe "capricious, silly", perhaps a corruption of Latin perversus "perverted". The meaning "fretful" develops in the 16th century.
habitually fretful; easily vexed or fretted; hard to please; apt to complain; querulous; petulant
expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction; as, a peevish answer
silly; childish; trifling
Translations for peevish
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- quengelig, mürrisch, gereizt, verdrießlich, verdrossenGerman
- alharaquiento, quejica, alaraco, quejicoso, displicenteSpanish
- gearanach, gruamach, dranndanach, crostaScottish Gaelic
- durcás, nyűgösHungarian
- scontroso, irritabileItalian
- сварливый, ворчливыйRussian
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