a bitter or violent criticism or attack; denunciation
[C16: from Latin diatriba learned debate, from Greek diatribē discourse, pastime, from diatribein to while away, from dia- + tribein to rub]
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adjective Chiefly British Informal.
- somewhat hungry: By noon we were feeling a bit peckish.
- rather irritable: He’s always a bit peckish after his nap. CITE: http://www.dictionary.com
1. like or suggesting a wasp, esp. in behavior.
2. snappish or peevish; petulant; testy.
3. having a slight or slender build.