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See definition of peeve on Dictionary.com
  • nounsomething strongly disliked
  • verbbother, annoy

synonyms for peeve

  • annoyance
  • bother
  • gripe
  • nuisance
  • pest
  • vexation
  • sore point
See also synonyms for: peeved
  • disturb
  • exasperate
  • gall
  • irk
  • irritate
  • rile
  • vex
  • aggravate
  • anger
  • bug
  • bum
  • burn
  • get
  • hack off
  • miff
  • nettle
  • pique
  • provoke
  • roil
  • steam
  • drive up the wall
  • get one's goat
  • put out
  • rub the wrong way
  • tick off
  • T-off
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antonyms for peeve

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  • delight
  • happiness
  • pleasure
  • attraction
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How to use peeve in a sentence

Kelly Lightfoot, her not-too-serious peeve forgotten, had come back into the galley to listen to the radio exchange.
CODE THREERICK RAPHAEL
Of course I know you don't mean it—you're simply hot and tired, and trying to work off your peeve on me.
MAIN STREETSINCLAIR LEWIS
But for Charley and his overloaded peeve, they would have been in Crystal City inside the hour.
MASTER OF THE MOONDOGSTANLEY MULLEN
Paste this, Fuscus, in your hat:Not a pesky thing can peeve me.
A LINE-O'-VERSE OR TWOBERT LESTON TAYLOR
"Was is right," Crawford growled, now on one of his favorite peeve subjects.
BORDER, BREED NOR BIRTHDALLAS MCCORD REYNOLDS
Brickbats mingle with bouquetsShied at my devoted cranium.Does it peeve yours truly?
A LINE-O'-VERSE OR TWOBERT LESTON TAYLOR
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WORDS RELATED TO PEEVE

  • be at
  • be on the back of
  • bother
  • bug
  • dog
  • drive up the wall
  • exasperate
  • gall
  • get
  • get on one's nerves
  • get to
  • give a hard time
  • grate
  • hack
  • irk
  • irritate
  • nag
  • needle
  • nettle
  • peeve
  • pester
  • pick on
  • pique
  • provoke
  • tease
  • vex
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.