|part of speech:
||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.
- crabby, cranky, huffy, irritable, pettish, petulant, testy, touchy
- similar words:
- bilious, cantankerous, choleric, cross, crotchety, dyspeptic, grouchy, grumpy, ill-natured, perverse, quarrelsome, sour, splenetic, thin-skinned, waspish
||angry, catty, gruff, irritable, moody, querulous, snappish, snappy, sullen, surly, testy, ticklish, touchy
||peevishly (adv.), peevishness (n.)