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  • adj. Irritated, put out or annoyed.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of miff.

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  • adj. aroused to impatience or anger

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  • "When in Paradise Lost Milton’s Satan stood in the pit of hell and raged at heaven, he was merely a trifle miffed compared to how I felt that day. I felt totally alone, with the world receding from me in every direction and you could have used my anger to weld steel."
    - Terry Pratchett, 'I'm slipping away a bit at a time... and all I can do is watch it happen' in dailymail.co.uk, 7 Oct 2008.

    October 7, 2008

  • [...] So that's the end
    of my sabbatical - I'm pretty miffed
    (nor, I suppose, is he too chuffed about it).

    - Peter Reading, C, 1984

    August 2, 2008