Peevish

Definition of Peevish

Pee´vish
a.1.Habitually fretful; easily vexed or fretted; hard to please; apt to complain; querulous; petulant.
She is peevish, sullen, froward.
- Shak.
2.Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction; as, a peevish answer.
3.Silly; childish; trifling.
To send such peevish tokens to a king.
- Shak.

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