Webster 1913 Edition
pevische; of uncertain origin, perh. from a word imitative of the noise made by fretful children +
Habitually fretful; easily vexed or fretted; hard to please; apt to complain; querulous; petulant.“Her peevish babe.”
peevish, sullen, froward.
Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction;
Silly; childish; trifling.
To send such
peevishtokens to a king.
Syn. – Querulous; petulant; cross; ill-tempered; testy; captious; discontented. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Fretful; petulant; apt to mutter and complain; easily vexed or fretted; querulous; hard to please.
She is peevish, sullen, froward.
2.Expressing discontent and fretfulness.
I will not presume
To send such peevish tokens to a king.