The definition of peevish is hard to please or having a bad temper.adjective
An example of a peevish person is someone who always starts arguments with others.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- hard to please; irritable; fretful; cross
- showing ill humor or impatience, as a glance or remark
Origin: ME pevische < ?
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- a. Querulous or discontented.b. Ill-tempered.
- Contrary; fractious.
Origin: Middle English pevish, possibly from Latin perversus, past participle of perversus; see perverse.
- peeˈvish·ly adverb
- peeˈvish·ness noun