Antonyms
Etymology

1. peckish

adjective. somewhat hungry.

Antonyms

  • consistent

Etymology

  • -ish (English)
  • -ish (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • peck (English)

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2. peckish

adjective. easily irritated or annoyed.

Synonyms

  • ill-natured
  • nettlesome
  • scratchy
  • techy
  • pettish
  • cranky
  • petulant
  • fractious
  • tetchy
  • irritable
  • peevish

Antonyms

  • pleasant
  • agreeable
  • euphonious
  • smooth

Etymology

  • -ish (English)
  • -ish (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • peck (English)

Sentences with peckish


1. Verb, base form
Overcrowding can lead to peckish ducks, certainly not an ideal environment for laying eggs.

2. Adjective
If you're crate training your puppy, you might be tempted to put his food and water inside with him so he can have a little nosh when he gets peckish and a drink if he gets thirsty.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Whether you're in need of a movie night snack or are feeling peckish after lunch, air-popped popcorn is perfect for munching on.

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