peevishness

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

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

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  • 3 peevishness — noun see peevish …

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  • 4 peevishness — See peevishly. * * * …

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  • 5 peevishness — noun The state of being peevish …

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

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  • 7 peevishness — pee·vish·ness …

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  • 8 peevishness — See: peevish …

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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]… …

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  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 irritability — noun 1. an irritable petulant feeling (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑crossness, ↑fretfulness, ↑fussiness, ↑peevishness, ↑petulance, ↑choler • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 13 Moroseness — Mo*rose ness, n. Sourness of temper; sulenness. [1913 Webster] Learn good humor, never to oppose without just reason; abate some degrees of pride and moroseness. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] Note: Moroseness is not precisely peevishness or… …

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  • 14 Kommen und Gehen — (engl. Originaltitel: Come and Go; franz. Titel: Va et vient) ist ein kurzes Theaterstück[1] von Samuel Beckett, das er seinem Verleger John Calder gewidmet hat. Es wurde zwar ursprünglich im Januar 1965 auf Englisch geschrieben, aber zuerst in… …

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  • 15 peevish — [[t]pi͟ːvɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is peevish is bad tempered. Aubrey had slept little and that always made him peevish... She glared down at me with a peevish expression on her face. Syn: bad tempered Derived words: peevishly ADV GRADED ADV …

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  • 16 irritable — irritable, fractious, peevish, snappish, waspish, petulant, pettish, huffy, fretful, querulous apply to persons or to their moods or dispositions in the sense of showing impatience or anger without due or sufficient cause. Irritable implies… …

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  • 17 δυστροπία — δυστροπίᾱ , δυστροπία peevishness fem nom/voc/acc dual δυστροπίᾱ , δυστροπία peevishness fem nom/voc sg (attic doric aeolic) …

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  • 18 δυστροπίας — δυστροπίᾱς , δυστροπία peevishness fem acc pl δυστροπίᾱς , δυστροπία peevishness fem gen sg (attic doric aeolic) …

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  • 19 crossness — noun 1. an irritable petulant feeling • Syn: ↑irritability, ↑fretfulness, ↑fussiness, ↑peevishness, ↑petulance, ↑choler • Derivationally related forms: ↑petulant ( …

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  • 20 fretfulness — noun an irritable petulant feeling • Syn: ↑irritability, ↑crossness, ↑fussiness, ↑peevishness, ↑petulance, ↑choler • Derivationally related forms: ↑petulant ( …

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