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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pēv′ish, adj. habitually fretful: easily annoyed: hard to please: showing ill-nature: childish.—adv. Peev′ishly.—n. Peev′ishness. [Prob. imit. of the puling of fretful infants.]
The numerical value of peevish in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of peevish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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