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Definition of "pettishness" [pettishness]

  • The state or character of being pettish; fretfulness; petulance; peevishness. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "pettishness" in a sentence
  • "And he suspected that her nature tended toward shrewishness, which he, as a soldier who despised any pettishness, personally disliked."
  • "Captain Jekyl threw away the remnant of his cigar, with a little movement of pettishness, and began to whistle an opera air."
  • "Yet afterwards, in the course of the ensuing day, she seemed to have recovered, not merely her spirits and resolution, but a sort of flighty levity, that was foreign to her character and situation, and which was at times chequered by fits of deep silence and melancholy and of capricious pettishness."