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synonyms for pet peeve

  • bete noire
  • bugbear
  • complaint
  • grievance
  • groan
  • hateful object
  • peeve
  • personal vexation
  • pet aversion
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How to use pet peeve in a sentence

When he gets quite large the boy will get tired of having him for a pet, and perhaps bring him back.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Now and then the boy who had bought Squinty, and who was taking him home, would look around at his pet in the slatted box.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
The boy lifted up his pet, and put him back in the pen that had been especially built for the little pig.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
After a little while Yung Pak got used to these "monkey shines," and he knew that his pet would not stay away long after mealtime.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
You can see that it is five o'clock, because Big God Nqong's pet tame clock says so.
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Fourteen, fourteen, four—four—four—Fifteen good American dollars for a poor little girl's pet calf!
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
I will, I say, though I haven't any more use for a poor little girl's one pet calf than I have for two wives!
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
Mrs. Sin was well known in certain Bohemian quarters, but was always spoken of as one speaks of a pet vice.
DOPESAX ROHMER
How that girl who has so many faster horses of her own likes to ride behind my darling pet!
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
But the animal itself is the same "hydra-headed monster," let whomsoever may fancy to pet it.
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WORDS RELATED TO PET PEEVE

  • affliction
  • aggro
  • bother
  • botheration
  • difficulty
  • distress
  • exasperation
  • hang-up
  • headache
  • irksomeness
  • irritation
  • pain
  • pain in the neck
  • pet peeve
  • provocation
  • teasing
  • vexation
  • worry
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