One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he sounded as petulant as a spoiled child’
peevish, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, pettish, cross, impatient, irritable, moody, in a bad mood, sulky, snappish, crotchety, touchy, waspish, irascible, tetchy, testy, querulous, fractious, captious, cantankerous, grumpy, complaining, whiny, fretful, huffish, huffy, pouty, disgruntled, crabbed, crabby, ill-humoured
sullen, surly, sour, churlish, ungracious
informal snappy, chippy, grouchy, cranky
British informal ratty, narky, eggy, whingy, miffy, mumpish
Northern English informal mardy
North American informal soreheaded, sorehead, peckish
good-humoured, easy-going, affable
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