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Definition of "peevishness" [pee•vish•ness]

  • The state of being peevish. (noun)

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Use "peevishness" in a sentence
  • "Note, We are apt to call reproofs reproaches, and to think ourselves mocked when we are but advised and admonished; this peevishness is our folly, and a great wrong to ourselves and to our friends."
  • "Her peevishness was a ruse she employed to convince herself that she didn't like feeling his solid presence along her back, touching from shoulders to toes, nor the warm, damp gusts of his breath against her nape."
  • "The cause of her peevishness was a swarm of intensely active flies."