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Related to pettish: peevishly
[Probably from pet.]
peevish; petulant: a pettish child.
[C16: from pet2]
petulant or pouty; peevish.
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|Adj.||1.||pettish - easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"|
irritable, peevish, petulant, techy, testy, tetchy, scratchy, nettlesome, peckish, cranky, fractious
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition