Peevish synonyms

pē'vĭsh
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Of or pertaining to something containing or consisting of bile.
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Producing a growl.
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(Of a machine, etc.) Not in good working condition; shaky.
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Deviating from what is considered right or good; wrong, improper, etc. or corrupt, wicked, etc.; specif., sexually perverted
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Holding firmly to some purpose, belief, or action, often stubbornly or obstinately
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Inclined to find fault; complaining
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Inclined to complain
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Involving interchange; reciprocal.
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Unable to relax; fidgety or restless
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In bad humor
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The definition of obstinate is extremely stubborn and determined to have your own way.
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In an ill humor; bad-tempered; peevish
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Feeling or showing anger; incensed or enraged:
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(Obsolete) melancholy; atrabilious
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Having a peevish disposition; surly.
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Difficult to handle:
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Having a disposition to find fault unreasonably or to raise petty objections; cavilling, nitpicky
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Pertaining to excessive complaining.
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That can burn, eat away, or destroy tissue by chemical action; corrosive
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Having or showing a quick temper or irascible nature
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Involving or causing contention; controversial:
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Opposite; in an opposite direction; in opposition; adverse.
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Critical is defined as someone who tends to make judgments and find fault with others.
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Capriciously stubborn or eccentric; perverse.
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Rough and outspoken; not patient, kindly, or refined
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Of or pertaining to discontent.
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Morose; grouchy
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The definition of fractious is someone who is bad tempered, or someone or something that is difficult to control.
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Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected.
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Arrogant; haughty.
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Feeling or showing a lack of patience
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Characterized by or resulting from anger.
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(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
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Mean-spirited, disagreeable, and contrary in disposition; cantankerous.
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Ill-tempered; peevish.
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The definition of restive is someone who feels nervous when criticized or controlled, or a person or animal that stubbornly refuses to move forward.
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Likely to snap or bite, as a dog.
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Full of spleen; melancholy
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Affected or marked by ill humor or irritability.
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Gloomy; dismal; sad; depressing
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(Obsolete) Arrogant; domineering.
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Irritable; touchy; peevish
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(Of a situation) Extremely sensitive or volatile; easily disturbed to the point of becoming unstable; requiring caution or tactfulness.
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Bad-tempered; snappish
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The state of being cranky
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Strangles, a disease of horses
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The quality of being irascible; irritability of temper.
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The state of being peevish.
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The property of being petulant.
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A feeling of irritation or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; offence, especially taken in an emotional sense with little thought or consideration.
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The quality of being querulous.
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Merry; lively.
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Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.
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Characterized by acceptance.
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Cheerful; willing:
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Alternative spelling of bad-tempered.
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In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
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Surly and peevish; cranky.
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Having a bad temper; irritable.
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The definition of nasty is something that is very dirty, unpleasant or offensive.
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(Informal) Rapid and without delay.
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Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome.
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Crabbed; difficult, or perplexing.
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Having or showing a bad temper
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(Of a task, problem, etc.) Thorny; difficult to deal with, especially due to being complex or tricky.
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(Chiefly Brit.) Somewhat hungry
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Marked by or consisting of scratches:
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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The definition of morose is having a gloomy attitude or character.
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Difficult to understand; complicated.
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