Example sentences for: peevish

How can you use “peevish” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The camera pans down the occupied seats, to alight upon a fresh-scrubbed English lass, who stands up and lets the peevish boy sit down, much to his self-satisfied delight.

  • Even more to be censured were the peevish and fretful fretchards, the penny-pinching misards and muglards, the parasitic, hypocritical sycophants known as papelards (after Italian pappalardo one who eats bacon fat), the pilfering pillards , the pusillanimous snivelards , the deceitful trichards , and the loathsome loners called unkards .

  • Perhaps the most vexing of all these crossgrained words is peevish.

  • Peevish , from which the noun and verb peeve appear to have been back-formed, has been used since the 14th century with a wide variety of senses, including `childish, silly, wayward, thoughtless, froward, uncouth, perverse' (which some think is the source), and even `witty.

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