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It is an adjective.
Meaning : irritable.It is an adjective used to indicate a negative quality.It means ill tempered or discontented.
It is derived from Latin word "perversus".

Synonyms :
irascible, fractious, fretful, cross, petulant, pettish, crabbed, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous

Antonyms :
affable, easy-going

Related forms:
peevishly - adverb
peevishness - noun

Sample Usage

1)Lack of proper sleep tends to make a person dull and peevish.
2)She had become a peevish child without proper guidance.
3)He is a peevish man ,never argue with him.

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