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.
The first effect of this on his weak nature was a peevish antagonism to the cause of it.
Now, Duke can be ever so snappish and peevish; I'm not half so much afraid for him.
So were the lieutenant and the peevish damsels in his Battleston car.
I repeated in some surprise, thinking to myself that so peevish a creature must certainly be best in his sleep.
They were peevish, crusty, silent, eying nothing in particular and moving their feet.
Bein' very beautiful, we can afford to be haughty an' peevish.
Carl, see that you don't squeeze Martin's hand too tight and get him peevish.
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.