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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually be miffed
Annoy.‘she was slightly miffed at not being invited’
annoyed, displeased, offended, aggrieved, piqued, riled, nettled, vexed, irked, irritated, upset, hurt, pained, put out, in a huff, fed up, chagrined, disgruntled, discontented, resentfulpeeved, narked, browned off, hacked offcheesed off, not best pleasedsorepissed offView synonyms
- ‘He was sorely miffed at being forced to give guarantees, which his father was never expected to give for him.’
- ‘I had found the whole incident rather amusing, but he was slightly miffed by it.’
- ‘I was so miffed at missing out on my eggy muffin treat, I determined to make some at home on Sunday.’
- ‘I said that I was with my friends and couldn't just leave and he was miffed again.’
- ‘He had been de-selected for the council elections and must have been miffed.’
- ‘Having decided to gift it to the nation, she seems somewhat miffed that nobody now seems to want it.’
- ‘If I were them I'd be miffed by her insistence that when she dies they will not inherit a penny.’
- ‘Readers were miffed by the cavalier attitude taken to such an important cultural icon.’
- ‘I am slightly miffed that the NTUC Fairprice in my area is taking so long to be done with its renovations.’
- ‘I was miffed about that and would not have done it if I had known.’
- ‘But this isn't about me being miffed at not getting into Bedford Square.’
- ‘Even though I knew she wouldn't win, I'm still miffed she got booted from the competition.’
- ‘Industry, while prepared to welcome any reduction, however small, in its current plight, was miffed.’
- ‘No matter what ruling they ultimately emerge with, there are bound to be some very miffed clubs across the nation.’
- ‘While leaving his house he was so miffed by a car that was illegally parked across his driveway that he lashed out and gave it a quick boot.’
- ‘Needless to say, I'm a tad miffed all round when it comes to gaming magazines.’
- ‘I am somewhat miffed that if I am ever to achieve this ambition, I will have to put up with rather too much of this idiot's writings.’
- ‘The questioner assumes one is miffed by the question and does not include the option of relief.’
- ‘Defending their sale tactic yesterday, one staff member said customers had not been miffed by the sign.’
- ‘He was a bit miffed the he couldn't display his beautiful features while walking along the Camlough Road.’
A petty quarrel or fit of pique.argument, row, fight, disagreement, difference of opinion, dissension, falling-outView synonyms
Early 17th century: perhaps imitative; compare with early modern German muff, an exclamation of disgust.
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