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pettish

[ pet-ish ]SEE DEFINITION OF pettish

Synonyms for pettish

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Antonyms for pettish

  • agreeable
  • calm
  • good-natured
  • happy
  • mild
  • moderate
  • nice
  • obedient
  • pleasant
  • forgiving
  • friendly
  • patient
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PETTISH

Nor was there in this her conclusion anything of chagrin, or pettish self-humiliation.

She threw it down upon the table with a pettish gesture that was wholly feminine.

“But you know I go to sleep when I am rocking,” said Tessa, in pettish remonstrance.

Now, Margaret, do not be pettish, and deny yourself what you know you like best.

Mr. Haydon affected not to see the pettish act, but turned to his companion.

Polly laughed, and did the same, feeling sorry she had been so pettish.

And he left the house in sorrow, and just, but not pettish, indignation.

Frank thrust out one hand and gave the animal a pettish push.

Ephraim was always gentle, even when I was pettish and cross.

She was such a very baby, with her ready blushes and her pettish, lovely face.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "impetuous," evidently from pet (n.2) in its "ill humor" sense + -ish. Meaning "peevish, easily annoyed" is from 1590s.

Related: Pettishly; pettishness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PETTISH

cross

adjectivevery angry; in a bad mood
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