- put into an irritable mood, especially by an offending incident: I was miffed when they didn't invite me to the party.
Origin of miffed
- petulant displeasure; ill humor.
- a petty quarrel.
- to give minor offense to; offend.
Origin of miff
Synonyms for miffSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for miffedoffended, pained, resentful, annoyed, irritated, peeved, upset, disgruntled, nettled, chagrined, riled, vexed, piqued, irked
Examples from the Web for miffed
Contemporary Examples of miffed
I am miffed that Open Zion will not be around for me to mock what comes of the Kerry-helmed peace talks.Somewhere Over the Separation Barrier
December 18, 2013
Poland, for example, was miffed by the abrupt cancellation of a U.S. anti-missile program.Can You Kindly Keep Your Election Out of Canada?
July 28, 2012
Gingrich miffed the media with her affection for Tiffany jewelry.The Tricky Traveling Wardrobe
July 19, 2011
Each of these incidents incited the miffed woman to disseminate mild hearsay about my sexual orientation or general oddness.Grant Stoddard: Men Have It Worse
March 17, 2009
Historical Examples of miffed
"I just wish she were," I agreed dolefully; and if Nora didn't get miffed because we said that!We Ten
Lyda Farrington Kraus
In simple terms, Joseph, you are miffed because I will not cover your bets.The Big Fix
George Oliver Smith
Was he "miffed" because he had found Turpin in happy tte--tte with her?Kitty's Conquest
Elizabeth Walbert was surprised and miffed because Dulcie had not confided in her.Marjorie Dean College Junior
It's all mother's doings, and Dolly's, because I miffed her old duke.Making Money
- to take offence or offend
- a petulant mood
- a petty quarrel
Word Origin for miff
1824, past participle adjective from miff (v.). Sir Walter Scott calls it "a women's phrase."
1620s, "fit of ill humor," perhaps imitative of an exclamation of disgust (cf. German muffen "to sulk").