Definitions for peevishˈpi vɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. 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"

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  1. peevish(Adjective)

    Constantly complaining; fretful, whining.

  2. Origin: Late 14th century peyvesshe "capricious, silly", perhaps a corruption of Latin perversus "perverted". The meaning "fretful" develops in the 16th century.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Peevish(adj)

    habitually fretful; easily vexed or fretted; hard to please; apt to complain; querulous; petulant

  2. Peevish(adj)

    expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction; as, a peevish answer

  3. Peevish(adj)

    silly; childish; trifling


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