peevishness
noun see peevish

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  • Peevishness — Pee vish*ness, n. The quality of being peevish; disposition to murmur; sourness of temper. [1913 Webster] Syn: See {Petulance}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peevishness — peevish ► ADJECTIVE ▪ irritable. DERIVATIVES peevishly adverb peevishness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «foolish, mad, spiteful»: of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • peevishness — See peevishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • peevishness — noun The state of being peevish …   Wiktionary

  • peevishness — pɪːvɪʃnɪs n. state of having a bad temper, irritability; crossness, angriness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • peevishness — pee·vish·ness …   English syllables

  • peevishness — See: peevish …   English dictionary

  • peevishness — noun 1. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger his temper was well known to all his employees • Syn: ↑temper, ↑biliousness, ↑irritability, ↑pettishness, ↑snappishness, ↑surliness • De …   Useful english dictionary

  • Petulance — Pet u*lance, Petulancy Pet u*lan*cy, n. [L. petulania: cf. F. p[ e]tulance. See {Petulant}.] The quality or state of being petulant; temporary peevishness; pettishness; capricious ill humor. The petulancy of our words. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Petulancy — Petulance Pet u*lance, Petulancy Pet u*lan*cy, n. [L. petulania: cf. F. p[ e]tulance. See {Petulant}.] The quality or state of being petulant; temporary peevishness; pettishness; capricious ill humor. The petulancy of our words. B. Jonson. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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