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peevish

peev·ish

peevish

 
pronunciation:
pi vihsh
part of speech: adjective
definition: irritable or easily annoyed; ill-tempered.
He's always peevish if he's had a bad day at work, so it's best to just leave him alone.
synonyms:
crabby, cranky, huffy, irritable, pettish, petulant, testy, touchy
antonyms:
good-humored
similar words:
bilious, cantankerous, choleric, cross, crotchety, dyspeptic, grouchy, grumpy, ill-natured, perverse, quarrelsome, sour, splenetic, thin-skinned, waspish
derivations: peevishly (adv.), peevishness (n.)