Synonyms of peevish in English:


See definition of peevish


1‘the remark came out sounding peevish and sensitive’


irritable, irascible, fractious, fretful, cross, petulant, pettish, crabbed, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, disagreeable, miserable, morose, peppery, on edge, edgy, impatient, complaining, querulous

bitter, moody, in a bad mood, grumpy, huffy, scratchy, out of sorts, out of temper, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, sullen, surly, sulky, sour, churlish, touchy, testy, tetchy, snappish, waspish, prickly, crusty, bilious, liverish, dyspeptic, splenetic, choleric

Northern English mardy

informal snappy, chippy, grouchy, cranky, whingeing, whingy

British informal narky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore head

North American informal sorehead, soreheaded, peckish

NZ Australian informal snaky

dated miffy


affable, easy-going