1. Habitually fretful; easily vexed or fretted; hard to please; apt to complain; querulous; petulant. “Her peevish babe.”
She is peevish, sullen, froward. --Shak.
2. Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction; as, a peevish answer.
3. Silly; childish; trifling. [Obs.]
To send such peevish tokens to a king. --Shak.
Syn: -- Querulous; petulant; cross; ill-tempered; testy; captious; discontented. See Fretful.
adj : easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious
young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his
countrymen" [syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome,
peckish, pettish, petulant, testy, tetchy, techy]