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Noun: peevishness  pee-vish-nus
  1. An irritable petulant feeling
    - irritability, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, petulance, choler
  2. A disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    - temper, biliousness, irritability, pettishness, snappishness, surliness, snappiness

Type of: distemper, ill humor [US], ill humour [Brit, Cdn], ill nature