Meaning of peevish

pee•vish

Pronunciation: (pē'vish), [key]
— adj.
  1. cross, querulous, or fretful, as from vexation or discontent: a peevish youngster.
  2. showing annoyance, irritation, or bad mood: a peevish reply; a peevish frown.
  3. perverse or obstinate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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