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- n. The state of being peevish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being peevish; disposition to murmur; sourness of temper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being peevish; perverseness; forwardness; petulancy; fretfulness; waywardness; capriciousness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an irritable petulant feeling
- n. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
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Note, We are apt to call reproofs reproaches, and to think ourselves mocked when we are but advised and admonished; this peevishness is our folly, and a great wrong to ourselves and to our friends.
Her peevishness was a ruse she employed to convince herself that she didn't like feeling his solid presence along her back, touching from shoulders to toes, nor the warm, damp gusts of his breath against her nape.
The cause of her peevishness was a swarm of intensely active flies.
There's a restlessness, a kind of peevishness, that bothers me.
That which St. Austin said of himself here in this place, I may truly say to thee, thou discontented wretch, thou covetous niggard, thou churl, thou ambitious and swelling toad, 'tis not want but peevishness which is the cause of thy woes; settle thine affection, thou hast enough.
A kind of peevishness, to which she had formerly been a stranger, was but too ready to appear, even when she was most anxious, in her converse with Harry, to behave well to him.
What was the nature of Stirner’s attack other than sheer peevishness, which is often quite enough, isn’t it?
Not to be outdone in peevishness, the Emperor said the nightingale couldn't take off because he'd been banished from court forever.
That said, Ozu's passion for cinema, the love for Flemish still lives, the search for beauty, a peevishness for any form of academic thought, and a love for Russian authors are all my own passions.
It is simply presumptuous of us to think we can slander a man like Gandhi for a few seeming inconsistencies in his actions and for a couple of outbursts of elderly peevishness.
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