Part of speech:
Querulous or discontented.
The definition of petulant is someone who gets irritated without a good reason.
Involving interchange; reciprocal.
The definition of captious is a statement made for the purpose of creating an argument, or fond of finding the mistakes of others.
In an ill humor; bad-tempered; peevish
Feeling or showing anger; incensed or enraged:
The definition of contrary is someone or something that is opposite to something else or is unfavorable.
Working unpredictably; erratic:
The definition of fractious is someone who is bad tempered, or someone or something that is difficult to control.
Angered or offended
Having a bad temper
Feeling or showing restless eagerness to do something, go somewhere, etc.
Characterized by or resulting from anger.
Having an ugly or mean disposition
The definition of plaintive is something that is sad, mournful or expresses sorrow.
Inclined to find fault; complaining
The definition of restive is someone who feels nervous when criticized or controlled, or a person or animal that stubbornly refuses to move forward.
The definition of restless is someone or something unable to relax, or someone or something that is constantly in motion.
Irritated, impatient, or exasperated; peevish:
Easily irritated or annoyed; irascible.
The definition of joyous is feelings of great happiness or delight.
Free from strain or tension.
Not agitated or excited; tranquil
(Informal) Relaxed, calm, easygoing, etc.; not frenetic, hurried, or forced
Difficult to handle:
Difficult to understand; complicated.
In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
Surly and peevish; cranky.
Having a bad temper; irritable.
The definition of nasty is something that is very dirty, unpleasant or offensive.
Likely to snap or bite, as a dog.
(Informal) Rapid and without delay.
The definition of surly is someone who is bad-tempered, or something that is threatening such as poor weather.
Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome.
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
Opposed to the inclusion or participation of those different from oneself, especially those of a different racial, ethnic, or social background.
Being unable or unwilling to endure irritation or opposition, for example
Having or showing a bad temper
Of, given to, or characterized by whining
The definition of fidgety is being restless, or being unable to sit still.
Restless or nervous.
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