peevishness :

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  • n  an irritable petulant feeling
  • n  a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

  • In France, however, word of the destruction that accompanied the evening the French call Saint-Sylvestre was met with a mix of Gaulic shrugs and low-grade peevishness.
  • During the practice for the second debate, Bush aides showed the President tapes of his performance to punctuate the power of his peevishness.
  • In Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, the apparently innate peevishness, a whine that pays homage to the hunting mosquito, which had worked so well in Superbad, had begun to grate .

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