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    Peeve vs Annoy

    Dear teachers,
    I've just read a book in which the author mentions that "Peeve" will give a different emotion to "Annoy". Might someone help me explain the different of these two words?

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    Tran Thai Hung.

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    Re: Peeve vs Annoy

    'Peeve' is rarely used in the active voice. We more often speak of being peeved, in which the past participle is used as an adjective. I see no significant difference in meaning between 'peeved' and 'annoyed'.

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    Re: Peeve vs Annoy

    "Peeved" is, in my opinion, a woefully under-utilized word in English.

    It deserves more usage than it gets.
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    Re: Peeve vs Annoy

    Quote Originally Posted by Tran Thai Hung View Post
    I've just read a book in which the author mentions that "Peeve" will give a different emotion to "Annoy". Might Will someone​ please help me explain the different of to understand the difference between these two words?
    In future posts, please tell us the name of the book you are quoting from and its author.

    Please study my corrections to your question.

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    Re: Peeve vs Annoy

    Dear Rover_KE,
    Thanks for your corrections.
    The book I quoted from is "Awaken the Giant Within" by Tony Robbins. In chapter of "The vocabulary of ultimate success", he mentions that he was annoyed by the receptionist who took quite long to help him check in but by using the word "peeved", he not only changed his emotional state but also made the receptionist smile.

    Warm regards,
    Tran.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Aug-2016 at 07:39. Reason: Deleting quote.

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