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1. A petulant, bad-tempered mood; a huff.
2. A petty quarrel or argument; a tiff.
tr.v. miffed, miff·ing, miffs
To cause to become offended or annoyed.
[Possibly expressive of disgust.]
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to take offence or offend
1. a petulant mood
2. a petty quarrel
[C17: perhaps an imitative expression of bad temper]
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1. to put into an irritable mood, esp. by offending; annoy; vex.n.
2. petulant displeasure; ill humor.
3. a petty quarrel.
[1615–25; perhaps imitative of exclamation of disgust; compare German muffen to sulk]
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Past participle: miffed
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|Noun||1.||miff - a state of irritation or annoyance|
|Verb||1.||miff - cause to be annoyed; "His behavior really miffed me"|
anger - make angry; "The news angered him"
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A. N → disgusto m
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