from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being peevish; perverseness; forwardness; petulancy; fretfulness; waywardness; capriciousness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being peevish; disposition to murmur; sourness of temper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being peevish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an irritable petulant feeling
  • noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger


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