peevish

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peevish englannista suomeksi

  1. äkäinen, äreä, kärttyisä

  1. mariseva

peevish englanniksi

  1. Characterized by or exhibiting petty bad temper, bad-tempered, moody, cross. (defdate)

  2. (circa) Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, ''King Henry V'', act III, scene 7:

  3. What a wretched and peevish fellow is this king of England, to mope with his fat-brained followers so far out of his knowledge!
  4. 1600, Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, ''Merchant of Venice'', act I, scene 1:

  5. Why should a man whose blood is warme within, / Sit like his grandsire, cut in Alabaster? / (..) And creep into the Iaundies / By beeing peeuish?

    ''I would rather figure things out on my own than ask that peevish librarian for help.''

  6. Constantly complaining, whining; childishly fretful.

  7. 1813, Austen|Jane Austen, ''Pride and Prejudice'', ch. 41:

  8. The luckless Kitty continued in the parlour repining at her fate in terms as unreasonable as her accent was peevish.
  9. 1938, Waugh|Evelyn Waugh, ''Scoop'', book I, ch. 2,1:

  10. His uncles peevishly claimed the paper.

    ''Peevish patients in the doctor's waiting room.''

  11. Easily annoyed, especially by things that are not important; irritable, querulous.

  12. 1917, G. Wodehouse|P. G. Wodehouse, “The Mixer” in ''The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories'':

  13. At first he was quite peevish. “What's the idea,” he said, “coming and spoiling a man's beauty-sleep? Get out.”
  14. Peevishly.

  15. 1602, Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, ''Richard III'', act IV, scene 4:

  16. Be not ''peeuish'' fond in great designes. ‘pieuish, fond’; 1598 ‘peeuish, fond’; Malone conjectured ‘peevish-fond’, the reading adopted in many modern editions; the Arden edition prefers ‘peevish found’..
  17. Clever, expert. (defdate)

  18. 1710, Ruddiman|Thomas Ruddiman in Douglas|Gawin Douglas, ''Virgil's Æneis, translated into Scottish verse'' (new edition), gloss (at cited word):

  19. The word peevish among the vulgar of Scotland is used for niggardly, covetous; in the North of England, for witty, subtile.
  20. Sharp, piercing, bitter (of the wind); windy, blustery (of the weather).

  21. 1744, Armstrong (poet)|John Armstrong, ''The art of preserving health: A poem'', book I, v. 285 ff.:

  22. (..) the ridge (..) / (..) defends you from the blust'ring north, / And bleak affliction of the peevish east.
  23. 1927, Maud Montgomery|Lucy Maud Montgomery, ''Emily's Quest'', p. 174:

  24. Something has happened to sour February's temper. Such a peevish month.
  25. Perverse, refractory; headstrong, obstinate; capricious, skittish; (also) coy. (defdate)

  26. 1539, ''Bible|Coverdale Bible'' (Cranmer Preface):

  27. Not onely foolyshe frowarde and obstinate but also peuysshe, peruerse and indurate.
  28. 1616, Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, ''Two Gentlemen of Verona'', act V, scene 2:

  29. Why, this it is, to be a peeuish Girle, / That flies her fortune when it followes her.
  30. Silly, senseless, foolish. (defdate)

  31. 1633, Ford (dramatist)|John Ford, '''Tis pitty shee's a whore'', ch. 5, sig. I2v:

  32. This is your peeuish chattering weake old man.
  33. Beside oneself; out of one's senses; mad. (defdate)

  34. 1523, Skelton|John Skelton, ''A goodly garlande or chapelet of laurell'', p. 266:

  35. Some tremblid, some girnid, some gaspid, some gasid, As people halfe peuysshe, or men that were masyd.
  36. Spiteful, malignant, mischievous, harmful. (defdate)

  37. 1569, Grafton|Richard Grafton, ''A chronicle at large and meere history of the affayres of Englande and kinges of the same'' (first edition), ch. 2, p. 176:

  38. In derision of the king, they made certaine peeuishe and mocking rymes which I passe ouer.
  39. 1601, Marston (poet)|John Marston et al., ''Iacke Drums entertainment'', ch. II, sig. D2v:

  40. This crosse, this peeuish hap, / Strikes dead my spirits like a thunderclap.
  41. Hateful, distasteful, horrid. (defdate)

  42. 1563, Becon|Thomas Becon, ''The displaying of the Popish masse'' (new edition, 1637), p. 299:

  43. The Lords Supper and your peevish, popish private masse doe agree together..as the common proverbe is, like harpe and harrow, or like the hare and the hound.