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Peevish meaning

peevish - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Habitually fretful; easily vexed or fretted; hard to please; apt to complain; querulous; petulant.
  2. 2. Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction; as, a peevish answer.
  3. 3. Silly; childish; trifling.
  4. 4. Fretful; cross- tempered.

peevish - examples of usage

  1. If he exhibited a peevish temper, we may consider good- nature and intense thinking are not always found together. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  2. But his wife was discontented, always peevish and never satisfied with anything. - "Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks", William Elliot Griffis.
  3. The remainder of the goodly company had grown stouter or thinner, jollier or more peevish, as temperament inclined; for it is with human nature as with wine: if the liquor does not get racier with years, it degenerates sadly. - "The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)", Charles James Lever.
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