Definition of peeve in English:
verb[with object] (usually be peeved)
Annoy; irritate: he was peeved at being left out of the cabinet (as adjective peeved) a somewhat peeved tone
More 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.
irritate, annoy, vex, anger, exasperate, irk, gall, pique, nettle, put out, get on someone's nerves, try someone's patience, ruffle someone's feathers;
rub the wrong way
informal aggravate, rile, needle, get to, bug, get someone's goat, get/put someone's back up, tee off, tick off
irritated, annoyed, cross, angry, vexed, displeased, disgruntled, indignant, exasperated, galled, irked, put out, aggrieved, offended, affronted, piqued, nettled, in high dudgeon
informal aggravated, miffed, riled, teed off, ticked off, sore
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Early 20th century: back-formation from peevish.
Words that rhyme with peeveachieve, believe, breve, cleave, conceive, deceive, eve, greave, grieve, heave, interleave, interweave, khedive, leave, misconceive, naive, Neve, perceive, reave, receive, reive, relieve, reprieve, retrieve, sheave, sleeve, steeve, Steve, Tananarive, Tel Aviv, thieve, underachieve, upheave, weave, we've, Yves
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