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 for pettishness
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) :

      n 1: a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper
           was well known to all his employees" [syn: temper,
           biliousness, irritability, peevishness,
           pettishness, snappishness, surliness]

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