Definition of pettish:
plaguy, pesky, grating, ill-natured, irritating, refractory, excitable, recalcitrant, tippy, vexatious, tender, irritable, rasping, testy, raspy, rough, crank, bothersome, pestering, cranky, fractious, pestiferous, uneven, techy, scratchy, tetchy, nettlesome, peckish, peevish, gravelly, spotty, petulant, vexing, teasing, annoying, galling, plaguey, abrasive.
- "The Case of Richard Meynell", Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
- "Scenes of Clerical Life", George Eliot.
- "Emily Brontë", A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson.