She had no affection for this selfish invalid, this weak, peevish bully.
Are you mistress of the petulant, the peevish, and the sullen tone?
There's nothing for you to be peevish about, the water's like glass.
He may fail in the attempt, and be a peevish thing at play, but the attempt will show him at his best.
Perhaps it was the fault of the portrait, but he had a peevish ...