Impatient and dismissive, punctuated by forced, faked little laughs and peevish demands for more airtime.
The young people in Girls are miserable, peevish, depressed, hate their bodies, themselves, their life, and each other.
late 14c., peyvesshe "perverse, capricious, silly," of uncertain origin, possibly modeled on Latin perversus "reversed, perverse," past participle of pervertere "to turn about" (see pervert (v.)). Meaning "cross, fretful" first recorded 1520s. Related: Peevishly; peevishness.