The pettish wind flung handfuls of grit into their eyes and nostrils.
She threw it down upon the table with a pettish gesture that was wholly feminine.
The doctor turned away to his desk with the pettish gesture of a woman whose inner thoughts are not divined.
Mr. Haydon affected not to see the pettish act, but turned to his companion.
But you are so hard to please and so pettish, I am seven times tired of yourself and your ways.
Polly laughed, and did the same, feeling sorry she had been so pettish.
With a pettish movement she pulled down her veil yet further over her face.
Frank thrust out one hand and gave the animal a pettish push.
Mr. Edmonstone was fidgety and ill at ease, found fault with the dinner, and was pettish with his wife.
Ephraim was always gentle, even when I was pettish and cross.
It has naturally been assoc. with PET sb.1, as being a characteristic habit of a "pet" or indulged and spoiled child; but the connexion of sense is not very clear or simple .... [OED]Related: Pettishly; pettishness.