Definition of Peevishness

1. Noun. An irritable petulant feeling.

Exact synonyms: Choler, Crossness, Fretfulness, Fussiness, Irritability, Petulance
Generic synonyms: Distemper, Ill Humor, Ill Humour
Specialized synonyms: Testiness, Tetchiness, Touchiness, Pet
Derivative terms: Fretful, Fussy, Irritable, Peevish, Petulant



2. Noun. A disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger. "His temper was well known to all his employees"
Exact synonyms: Biliousness, Irritability, Pettishness, Snappishness, Surliness, Temper
Generic synonyms: Ill Nature
Specialized synonyms: Querulousness
Derivative terms: Irritable, Pettish, Snappish, Surly, Temper

Definition of Peevishness

1. n. The quality of being peevish; disposition to murmur; sourness of temper.

Definition of Peevishness

1. Noun. The state of being peevish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peevishness

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Literary usage of Peevishness

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1. Elements of Mental Philosophy: Abridged and Designed as a Text-book for by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1854)
"peevishness. When, in all ordinary cases, the resentful feeling shows itself, we variously denominate it by the terms resentment, hostility, anger, hatred, ..."

2. Elements of Mental Philosophy, Embracing the Two Departments of the by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1856)
"peevishness. When, in all ordinary cases, the resentful feeling shows itself, ... peevishness differs from ordinary anger in being excited by very trifling ..."

3. The Young Lady's Own Book: A Manual of Intellectual Improvement and Moral by Author of The young man's own book (1841)
"peevishness. peevishness, though not so violent and fatal in it» immediate effects, is still more ..."

4. The British Essayists by James Ferguson (1823)
"When the vigour of youth fails him, and his amusements pall with frequent repetition, his occasional rage sinks by decay of strength into peevishness ; that ..."

5. Dyspepsy Forestalled and Resisted: Or, Lectures on Diet, Regimen, and by Edward Hitchcock (1831)
"Irritability and peevishness. Irritability of temper, or peevishness, is another characteristic effect of nervous maladies upon the heart. ..."

6. A System of Moral Science by Laurens Perseus Hickok (1853)
"peevishness. Here is the same unkind feeling, manifesting itself in another way and perhaps in a somewhat lower degree. Whatever be done, the person is hard ..."

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