Definition of Pettish

1. Adjective. Easily irritated or annoyed. "Not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"




Definition of Pettish

1. a. Fretful; peevish; moody; capricious; inclined to ill temper.

Definition of Pettish

1. Adjective. bad-tempered; peevish ¹

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Definition of Pettish

1. peevish [adj] - See also: peevish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pettish

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pettish (current term)
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Literary usage of Pettish

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1. An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1900)
"Then with an arch laugh sidewise, cleat Mid tears and freaks of pettish misery, And sighing, " I am April," answered she; " I rear the field flowers for my ..."

2. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1898)
"A pettish PET. OF O KEEFE. On a cold, clear morning, in February, '97, I was traveling along a mountain trail on horseback. Blankets, snow shoes and the ..."

3. Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign by James Wood (1893)
"... modo—With te:ir> always in abundance, and always ready at their station, and awaiting her signal to Sow as she bids them. /wz>., of a pettish woman, ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"•игл-, testy, touchy, cantankerous, crusty, fretful, peevish, petulant, pettish, snappish, waspish, marling, cynical, ..."

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