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Peevish
Peevish Pee"vish, a. [OE. pevische; of uncertain origin, perh. from a word imitative of the noise made by fretful children + -ish.] 1. Habitually fretful; easily vexed or fretted; hard to please; apt to complain; querulous; petulant. ``Her peevish babe.' --Wordsworth. She is peevish, sullen, froward. --Shak. 2. Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction; as, a peevish answer. 3. Silly; childish; trifling. [Obs.] To send such peevish tokens to a king. --Shak. Syn: Querulous; petulant; cross; ill-tempered; testy; captious; discontented. See Fretful.

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- Slanguistics". Peevish. Retrieved 15 October 2007. (Green 2005, p. 161) Duckworth, Ted (1996–2007). "A Dictionary of Slang, Slanguistics". Peevish. Retrieved...
- Self-****ertive, unyielding, stubborn, steely, implacable, unrelenting, dyspeptic, peevish, and cranky stance; legalistic and self-righteous; discharges previously...
- stated that "[t]he way Kroll savors every syllable of his alternately peevish, self-pitying and nonsensical dialogue—aided mightily by the animators...
- The Viceroy's journal. Oxford University Press. p. 78. Winston sent me a peevish telegram to ask why Gandhi hadn't died yet! He has never answered my telegram...
- and wrawnesse, the last variously translated as "anger" or better as "peevishness". For Chaucer, human's sin consists of languishing and holding back,...
- in the twentieth century, derived by back-formation from the adjective peevish, meaning "ornery or ill-tempered", which dates from the late 14th-century...
- and wrawnesse, the last variously translated as "anger" or better as "peevishness". For Chaucer, human's sin consists of languishing and holding back,...
- Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States. delectatio morosa peevish delight In Catholic theology, pleasure taken in a sinful thought or imagination...
- particular way of Life." ―Joseph Addison, Spectator (1711) "Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgements of one another." ―Desiderius Erasmus "The...
- country's former leader and his white supremacist regime—turning into a peevish autocrat whose standard response to those suggesting he steps down is to...
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