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 for pettish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pettish \Pet"tish\, a. [From Pet.]
     Fretful; peevish; moody; capricious; inclined to ill temper.
     "A pettish kind of humor." --Sterne. -- Pet"tish*ly, adv.
     -- Pet"tish*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pettish
      adj 1: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious
             young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
             [syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome,
             peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy,
             testy, tetchy, techy]

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