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