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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.

 Dictionary entry details 

PEEVISH (adjective)

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Easily irritated or annoyed


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


ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

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