Translation for 'peevish' from English to Bulgarian
ADJ   peevish | more peevish | most peevish
peevish {adj}раздразнителен
peevish {adj}избухлив [прен.]
peevish {adj} [easily offended]докачлив
peevish {adj} [quarrelsome]заядлив
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Usage Examples English
  • "He has been represented to me by some," wrote Cunningham, "as a peevish and peremptory man while others describe him as mild and unassuming."
  • Kate, a child of the city, is peevish and unhappy.
  • The grey-headed honeyeater produces a continuous, peevish "chip" call when feeding, and a "wee-wee-wee" song.
  • "The call is said to be a deeper version of that of Chimango" but the chimango caracara has "far more peevish whinings".
  • Ryumin appears as a character in Alexander Solzhenitsyn's novel, "The First Circle," where he is described as "pink-cheeked and plump, with thin peevish lips".

  • However, he refused to sign the order to the executioners, for which Oliver Cromwell berated him as a "peevish fellow".
  • Nikolai Tolstoy describes Efnisien as "the gallant if peevish Briton who selflessly sacrifices himself for his comrades", while he is characterised by Proinsias Mac Cana as a force of "irrational malice and hate".
  • Mary's keeper Ralph Sadler described her father as a "peevish Papist" to Francis Walsingham.
  • The noun "peeve", meaning an annoyance, is believed to have originated in the United States early in the twentieth century, derived by back-formation from the adjective "peevish", meaning "ornery or ill-tempered", which dates from the late 14th-century.
  • His outrageous drunken promiscuity did not attract sympathy, nor did his general peevish demeanour and increasing eccentricity earn him many close friends.

  • Despite this sometimes peevish and obsessive nature, Vladimir would seem to have a carnal side.
  • King Charles I of England (1600 - 1649) was reportedly rumored to have been a changeling due to his "peevish nature" as a child and a nursemaid's claim that a figure appeared mysteriously at his bedside and cast a cloak over the sleeping baby's cradle.
  • James Wolcott said O'Brien "came off as a peevish straw of nervous energy ...
  • The Liberal Democrats claimed it raised "serious questions" and Chris Huhne said showed "inept and peevish behaviour that leaves Gordon Brown's reputation for honest dealing with our EU partners hanging by a thread".
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