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PEEVISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does peevish mean? 

PEEVISH (adjective)
  The adjective PEEVISH has 1 sense:

1. easily irritated or annoyed

  Familiarity information: PEEVISH used as an adjective is very rare.


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PEEVISH (adjective)


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Meaning:

Easily irritated or annoyed

Synonyms:

tetchy; testy; techy; petulant; pettish; peevish; irritable; peckish; nettlesome; scratchy; fractious; cranky

Context examples:

an incorrigibly fractious young man / not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

Similar:

ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)


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