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Related to pettishness: peeve
[Probably from pet.]
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|Noun||1.||pettishness - a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"|
ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
querulousness - the quality of being given to complaining
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