Definition of peevishly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

peevishly

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈpiːvɪʃli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpiːvɪʃli//
 
 
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in a bad-tempered way; in a way that shows you are easily annoyed by unimportant things synonym irritably ‘It’s your own fault,’ she said peevishly.