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synonyms for peevishness

  • bile
  • petulance
  • spleen
  • ill temper

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How to use peevishness in a sentence

In order to have sunlight at home, it is not enough negatively to abstain from fault-finding and general peevishness.
HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH MARRIEDE. J. HARDY.
"The police ought to stop it, I tell you," Willie insisted, with a peevishness that was like a dash of vinegar.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
Pet, pet, n. a sudden fit of peevishness or slight passion: ill-humour.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
If she were hard pressed she emitted a pathetic peevishness that rendered further argument impossible.
THE NECROMANCERSROBERT HUGH BENSON
They must be chastised out of their peevishness and lashed into obedience .
ANDREW MARVELLAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
Good nature consists in a naturally amiable and even disposition, free from all peevishness and fretting.
AMERICAN HISTORICAL AND LITERARY CURIOSITIES, PART 12.JOHN JAY SMITH
Peevishness, restlessness, vague longings and instability of character, are amongst the least of these.
FRUITS OF PHILOSOPHYCHARLES KNOWLTON
I never go into the house unless I am sent for professionally, for their peevishness and bad temper are intolerable.
A GIRL OF THE COMMUNEGEORGE ALFRED HENTY
Faults to be avoided; laziness, poetic fancies without basis, small tyranny, peevishness.
MANUAL OF THE ENUMERATIONC. J. COFFMAN
Often hast thou wetted the tunic upon my breast, ejecting the wine in infant peevishness.
THE ILIAD OF HOMER (1873)HOMER
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WORDS RELATED TO PEEVISHNESS

  • acerbity
  • animosity
  • antagonism
  • antipathy
  • asperity
  • astringency
  • belligerence
  • bitterness
  • churlishness
  • crankiness
  • harshness
  • ill feeling
  • ill will
  • irascibility
  • malevolence
  • malice
  • mordancy
  • peevishness
  • rancor
  • rudeness
  • sarcasm
  • spite
  • tartness
  • unkindness
  • virulence
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