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2 definitions found
 for peevishness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peevishness \Pee"vish*ness\, n.
     The quality of being peevish; disposition to murmur; sourness
     of temper.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: See Petulance.
          [1913 Webster] Peevit

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  peevishness
      n 1: an irritable petulant feeling [syn: irritability,
           crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness,
           petulance, choler]
      2: a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was
         well known to all his employees" [syn: temper,
         biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness,
         snappishness, surliness]

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