verb[with object] (usually as adjective peeved)
- Make (someone) rather annoyed; irritate: he was peeved at being excluded from the meeting that was the one thing that peeved himMore example sentences
- The insurance companies are particularly peeved at the absence of the risk management concept in the revised tariff.
- She's peeved, and you're left wondering if she's having a brain lapse or something.
- Actually I'm a sore loser and will only be peeved when I don't win.
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- A cause of annoyance: someone lying to me is my pet peeveMore example sentences
- He had his likes and dislikes, and his pet peeves.
- Those little yellow ribbons are one of my pet peeves.
- That's one of my pet peeves to have these pseudo historians parachute in and sell so many more books than the real historians.
early 20th century: back-formation from peevish.