Definition of Pettishly

1. Adverb. In a petulant manner. "He said testily; `Go away!'"

Exact synonyms: Irritably, Petulantly, Testily
Partainyms: Irritable, Pettish, Petulant, Testy



Definition of Pettishly

1. Adverb. In a pettish manner; peevishly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pettishly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pettishly

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pettishly (current term)
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Literary usage of Pettishly

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"Of course I don't," said she, pettishly. " I'm talking of Pracontal. I'm sure he sings — he says not, or only for himself; and so I told him he must sing ..."

2. Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: With Anecdotes of by Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland (1843)
"... wliich orders were rattier pettishly communicated by hei majesty through tlie faithful secretary, in this utile billet:— ..."

3. One Hundred and Ninety Sermons on the Hundred and Nineteenth Psalm / by the by Thomas Manton (1845)
"... yet they are brethren notwithstanding that disclaim ; and how pettishly and frowardly soever they carry themselves in their differences, ..."

4. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1870)
"She drew back pettishly at this scheme, but it was shown to her that her stay was to be under quite altered conditions. She was to have a room to herself, ..."

5. On the Face of the Waters: A Tale of the Mutiny by Flora Annie Webster Steel (1897)
"My dear sir," interrupted the other pettishly. ... echoed the civilian pettishly. "What can a man of the stamp you say he is want with Delhi? ..."

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