peevish (adj.) Old form(s): peeuish
fretful, irritable, ill-tempered
Cym I.vii.54.1[Iachimo to Pisanio, of Iachimo's servant] He's strange and peevish
MV I.i.86[Gratiano to Antonio] Why should a man whose blood is warm within ... creep into the jaundice / By being peevish?
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