touchy; peevish; easily offended
Put on guard by her petulant manner, I have never asked her any personal questions, and rarely talk to her at all.
petere (to go to, aim for, rush at) (Latin)
The pet - u - lent me is getting me irritated If somebody peet you (hindi of hitting somebody)or beat you up, you will become irritable and annoyed. remember aunt PETUNIA in harry potter?she is very ILL TEMPERED and always ANNOYED on poor harry