What does peevish mean?

Definitions for peevish
ˈpi vɪʃpee·vish

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peevish

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peevish in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peevish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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Translations for peevish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • quengelig, mürrisch, gereizt, verdrießlich, verdrossenGerman
  • alharaquiento, quejica, alaraco, quejicoso, displicenteSpanish
  • marisevaFinnish
  • cantalachIrish
  • gearanach, gruamach, dranndanach, crostaScottish Gaelic
  • durcás, nyűgösHungarian
  • scontroso, irritabileItalian
  • сварливый, ворчливый, раздраRussian

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