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Definition 1: somewhat hungry - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(peckish is similar to ...) feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food

"a world full of hungry people"

(peckish belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 2: easily irritated or annoyed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where peckish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an incorrigibly fractious young man
  • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

Synonyms for peckish in the sense of this definition

(peckish is similar to ...) having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

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