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miff

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Pronunciation: /mɪf
 
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Definition of miff in English:

verb

[with object] informal
Annoy: I’ll confess it miffed me slightly at the time a doctor might be miffed by claims that the cure had no medical explanation
More example sentences
  • I am slightly miffed that the NTUC Fairprice in my area is taking so long to be done with its renovations.
  • I had found the whole incident rather amusing, but he was slightly miffed by it.
  • I am somewhat miffed that if I am ever to achieve this ambition, I will have to put up with rather too much of this idiot's writings.
Synonyms
British informal cheesed off, not best pleased
North American informal sore
vulgar slang pissed off

noun

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A petty quarrel or fit of pique: like ladies in a miff who won’t explain

Origin

early 17th century: perhaps imitative; compare with early modern German muff, an exclamation of disgust.

Words that rhyme with miff

biff, cliff, glyph, if, kif, niff, quiff, riff, skew-whiff, skiff, sniff, spliff, stiff, tiff, whiff

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