Definition of peevishness in US English:

peevishness

noun

  • See peevish

    • ‘There's something terribly reassuring about its year in year out peevishness, isn't there?’
    • ‘It sort of simmers and bubbles and from time to time erupts into a lava-like spasm of vexation, pique and peevishness.’
    • ‘If your precautions are met with peevishness on the part of the guy, forget him.’
    • ‘I admit my peevishness may be an overreaction but I'd be interested to know what other people think about this.’
    • ‘One cringes at his bitterness, peevishness, and narcissism, but one also respects him for the fact that he cringes, too.’

Pronunciation

peevishness

/ˈpivɪʃnəs//ˈpēviSHnəs/