His mind was palsied with his body; its utmost energy was peevishness.
He had lost his peevishness, and could hide his indifference to people and his interest in food.
Under no circumstances is peevishness or passion justifiable.
The lines of his mouth betrayed selfishness and peevishness.
His face was perhaps too much inflamed, and there was about him a look almost of peevishness.