When you’re peeved, you’re extremely annoyed or irritated. If you eat the donut that your sister was saving for later, she’s going to be so peeved!

The adjective peeved comes from an older one, peevish, which originally meant “silly,” and later came to mean “cross or fretful.” You’ve probably heard of “pet peeves,” those particular annoyances that drive you crazy? Peeved is how you feel when faced with such annoyances, like tiny rocks in your shoe as you walk to school, terrible music in a restaurant, or a bad referee call against your favorite basketball team.

Definitions of peeved
  1. adjective

    aroused to impatience or anger

    peeved about being left out”
    annoyed, irritated, miffed, nettled, riled, roiled, steamed, stung


    not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure

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