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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. easily irritated or annoyed;
- Example: "an incorrigibly fractious young man"
- Example: "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
[syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peevish \Pee"vish\, a. [OE. pevische; of uncertain origin, perh. from a word imitative of the noise made by fretful children + -ish.] 1. Habitually fretful; easily vexed or fretted; hard to please; apt to complain; querulous; petulant. "Her peevish babe." --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] She is peevish, sullen, froward. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction; as, a peevish answer. [1913 Webster] 3. Silly; childish; trifling. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To send such peevish tokens to a king. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: Querulous; petulant; cross; ill-tempered; testy; captious; discontented. See Fretful. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

peevish adj 1: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen" [syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

92 Moby Thesaurus words for "peevish": Jeremianic, acrimonious, bad-tempered, beefing, bellyaching, bilious, bitching, cantankerous, captious, carping, catty, caviling, cavilling, churlish, complaining, complaintful, crabbed, crabbing, crabby, cranky, critical, croaking, cross, crotchety, crusty, disappointed, discontented, disgruntled, displeased, dissatisfied, envious, faultfinding, fractious, fretful, griping, grouchy, grousing, growling, grumbling, grumpish, grumpy, howling, huffy, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, irritable, lamentive, malcontent, malcontented, moanful, mournful, murmuring, muttering, nagging, naggy, out of humor, pettish, petulant, plaintive, plangent, puling, querulant, querulous, rebellious, resentful, restive, restless, short-tempered, shrewish, snappish, sorrowful, splenetic, sulky, testy, tetchy, touchy, ululant, unaccepting, unaccommodating, uneasy, unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy, unsatisfied, vixenish, vixenly, wailful, waspish, whimpering, whining, whiny