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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pee·vish /ˈpivɪʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pee·vish a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]