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synonyms for peevish

  • acrimonious
  • angry
  • bad-tempered
  • cantankerous
  • captious
  • carping
  • caviling
  • childish
  • churlish
  • complaining
  • crabbed
  • cranky
  • critical
  • cross
  • crotchety
  • crusty
  • cussed
  • fault-finding
  • fractious
  • fretful
  • fretting
  • grouchy
  • grousing
  • grumpy
  • huffy
  • ill-natured
  • mean
  • morose
  • obstinate
  • ogre
  • ornery
  • out-of-sorts
  • pertinacious
  • petulant
  • querulous
  • short-tempered
  • snappy
  • splenetic
  • sulky
  • sullen
  • surly
  • tetchy
  • touchy
  • ugly
  • waspish
  • waspy
  • whining
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antonyms for peevish

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  • accepting
  • friendly
  • happy
  • pleasant
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How to use peevish in a sentence

He that refused a pipe in company was accounted peevish and unsociable.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Outside the coach his voice still urged her, and it grew peevish and angry, as was usual when he was crossed.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
"Men style the peevish resentment such dispositions exhibit, 'honor,'" returned Charley, with a half bitter emphasis.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
I wish to know if Mr Lyson since his return to his native country, continues in his peevish cross temper.
BARON D'HOLBACHMAX PEARSON CUSHING
We were whimpering and peevish; we were wracked with pain and weary of mind, but that nurse never failed to smile.
PRIVATE PEATHAROLD R. PEAT
No small stint I had of it too; for he was peevish and touchy as a young badger.
LEFT ON LABRADORCHARLES ASBURY STEPHENS
She was the enemy, he declared, with a half-peevish half-humorous smile.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
She was always grumblin' about her clothes, an' her food; and she was short and peevish.
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
Sarcastically applied to people who may be peevish or fretful through ill health.
THE PROVERBS OF SCOTLANDALEXANDER HISLOP
When any one is in a querulous or peevish humour, they say,—He has got a wing of Wauchopes moor-hen.
THE BROWNIE OF BODSBECK, AND OTHER TALES, VOL. II (OF 2)JAMES HOGG
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WORDS RELATED TO PEEVISH

  • acerbic
  • acid
  • angry
  • astringent
  • belligerent
  • biting
  • bitter
  • caustic
  • censorious
  • churlish
  • crabby
  • cranky
  • cross
  • cutting
  • indignant
  • irascible
  • irate
  • ireful
  • mad
  • mordant
  • peevish
  • petulant
  • rancorous
  • sarcastic
  • sharp
  • spiteful
  • splenetic
  • tart
  • testy
  • trenchant
  • wrathful
  • accusing
  • bellyaching
  • charging
  • critical
  • deploring
  • disapproving
  • discontented
  • dissenting
  • fretting
  • grumbling
  • lamenting
  • malcontent
  • moaning
  • mourning
  • murmuring
  • peevish
  • protesting
  • querulous
  • regretting
  • repining
  • resentful
  • weeping
  • whining
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.