peeved


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peeve

 (pēv)
tr.v. peeved, peev·ing, peeves
To cause to be annoyed or resentful. See Synonyms at annoy.
n.
1. A vexation; a grievance: My pet peeve is when people chew gum during a lecture.
2. A resentful mood: in a peeve about the delays.

[Back-formation from peevish.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.peeved - aroused to impatience or angerpeeved - aroused to impatience or anger; "made an irritated gesture"; "feeling nettled from the constant teasing"; "peeved about being left out"; "felt really pissed at her snootiness"; "riled no end by his lies"; "roiled by the delay"
displeased - not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure
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peeved

adjective irritated, upset, annoyed, put out, hacked off (U.S. slang), sore, pissed (U.S. slang), galled, exasperated, nettled, vexed, pissed off (taboo slang), irked, riled, piqued Susan couldn't help feeling a little peeved.
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Translations
غاضِب، مُنْزَعِج
otrávenýrozhněvaný
irriteretsur
gramur

peeved

[piːvd] ADJpicado, molesto
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peeved

[ˈpiːvd] adjagacé(e)
to be peeved about sth → être agacé(e) par qch
I'm peeved that ... → ça m'énerve que ...
Susan was peeved that nobody had told her the news → Ca énervait Susan que personne ne lui ait annoncé la nouvelle.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

peeved

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

peeved

[piːvd] adj (fam) → seccato/a, stizzito/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

peevish

(ˈpiːviʃ) adjective
easily made angry; irritable; frequently complaining. a peevish old man.
ˈpeevishly adverb
ˈpeevishness noun
peeved adjective
angry; annoyed. She was peeved about it.
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References in classic literature ?
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"Grandfather is sure peeved," said Mary, his oldest daughter, herself a grandmother, when her father quit smoking.
He was beginning to become peeved and had about made up his mind to chastise Teeka for wandering so far afield when he wanted her.
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