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.
The guests became hungry, peevish, and gloomy, while an excellent dinner continued spoiling before them.
Are you mistress of the petulant, the peevish, and the sullen tone?
Now, Duke can be ever so snappish and peevish; I'm not half so much afraid for him.
There's nothing for you to be peevish about, the water's like glass.
I repeated in some surprise, thinking to myself that so peevish a creature must certainly be best in his sleep.
He may fail in the attempt, and be a peevish thing at play, but the attempt will show him at his best.
Bein' very beautiful, we can afford to be haughty an' peevish.
For she was a straight, brave woman, as well as a peevish one.
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.