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Definition of Peevish

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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- Slang, Slanguistics". Peevish. Retrieved 15 October 2007. Duckworth, Ted (1996–2007). "A Dictionary of Slang, Slanguistics". Peevish. Retrieved 15 October...
- 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...
- and wrawnesse, the last variously translated as "anger" or better as "peevishness". For Chaucer, human's sin consists of languishing and holding back,...
- 2008-12-23 at the Wayback Machine, interview with Joe Nickell, August 2000 E.g. Peevish.co.uk dictionary of slang, Dagree.net Aussie slang Newcomb, Horace (2004)...
- exactly where we're going, but the journey is so much fun, all but the most peevish audience members will find it impossible to complain." Janet K. Keeler...
- Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States. delectatio morosa peevish delight In Catholic theology, pleasure taken in a sinful thought or imagination...
- by his education and Scottish upbringing, and he dealt shortly with the peevish legacy of Elizabethan Puritanism, pursuing an eirenic religious policy...
- attack on the stalemate rule, he released about his unhappy head a swarm of peevish maledictions that are still buzzing." (Reinfeld 1959:242) Larry Evans calls...
- "A dictionary of slang – "G" – Slang and colloquialisms of the UK". Peevish.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-12-18. "Gareth Hunt is rhyming slang". Retrieved...
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