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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Peevish  \Pee"vish\,  a.  [OE.  pevische  of  uncertain  origin,  perh. 
  from  a  word  imitative  of  the  noise  made  by  fretful  children  + 
  1.  Habitually  fretful;  easily  vexed  or  fretted;  hard  to 
  please;  apt  to  complain;  querulous;  petulant.  ``Her 
  peevish  babe.''  --Wordsworth. 
  She  is  peevish,  sullen,  froward.  --Shak. 
  2.  Expressing  fretfulness  and  discontent,  or  unjustifiable 
  dissatisfaction;  as  a  peevish  answer. 
  3.  Silly;  childish;  trifling.  [Obs.] 
  To  send  such  peevish  tokens  to  a  king.  --Shak. 
  Syn:  Querulous;  petulant;  cross;  ill-tempered;  testy; 
  captious;  discontented.  See  {Fretful}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  easily  irritated  or  annoyed;  "an  incorrigibly  fractious 
  young  man";  "not  the  least  nettlesome  of  his 
  countrymen"  [syn:  {cranky},  {fractious},  {irritable},  {nettlesome}, 
  {peckish},  {pettish},  {petulant},  {testy},  {tetchy},  {techy}] 

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