Definition of miff in English:

miff

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Pronunciation: /mɪf
 
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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
annoyed, displeased, offended, aggrieved, piqued, riled, nettled, vexed, irked, irritated, upset, hurt, pained, put out, in a huff, fed up, chagrined, disgruntled, discontented, resentful
British informal cheesed off, not best pleased
North American informal sore
vulgar slang pissed off

noun

archaic Back to top  
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.

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