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peevish

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpeevishpeev‧ish /ˈpiːvɪʃ/ adjective  BAD-TEMPEREDeasily annoyed by small and unimportant thingsbad-tempered The kids were peevish after so long in the car.peevishly adverbpeevishness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
peevishBut a week before the examination he became restless and peevish.The whole team was peevish after losing the game.When he tries to sound fiercer he sometimes sounds peevish or wheedling.She had introduced herself in rather a peevish voice as Gladys someone-or-other.
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