Definition of peevish adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpiːvɪʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpiːvɪʃ//
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easily annoyed by unimportant things; bad-tempered synonym irritable Sebastian was a sickly, peevish child. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘perverse, coy’): of unknown origin.
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