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peevish
used in The Merchant of Venice

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Definition
easily irritated or annoyed
  • Why should a man whose blood is warm within Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster, Sleep when he wakes, and creep into the jaundice By being peevish?
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — Venice. A street (48% in)

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