Pettishly
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]

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  • pettishly — pettish ► ADJECTIVE ▪ petulant. DERIVATIVES pettishly adverb pettishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • pettishly — adverb see pettish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pettishly — See pettish. * * * …   Universalium

  • pettishly — adverb In a pettish manner; peevishly …   Wiktionary

  • pettishly — petɪʃlɪ adv. in a peevish or ill tempered manner; angrily, irritatedly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pettishly — pet·tish·ly …   English syllables

  • pettishly — See: pettish …   English dictionary

  • pettishly — adverb in a petulant manner he said testily; Go away! • Syn: ↑testily, ↑irritably, ↑petulantly • Derived from adjective: ↑pettish, ↑petulant (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pettish — pettishly, adv. pettishness, n. /pet ish/, adj. petulantly peevish: a pettish refusal. [1585 95; see PET2, ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • irritably — adverb 1. in a petulant manner (Freq. 3) he said testily; Go away! • Syn: ↑testily, ↑petulantly, ↑pettishly • Derived from adjective: ↑pettish (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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