friendly; sour, caustic, tart, churlish, surly, spiteful.
petty, adj. 1. trivial, paltry, Archaic, pelting, Brit, potty, puny, picayune, niggling, minor; trifling, piddling, fiddling, frivolous, fribble; inconsequential, unimportant, insignificant, inconsiderable, negligible, nugatory, worthless, useless; inane, silly, foolish, pointless, Inf. dumb, idiotic; small, dinky, Sl. smalltime, Sl. two-bit; of minor importance, of little or no account, nothing great, no great shakes, Inf. no big deal, nothing to write home about, Inf. nothing to get excited or worked up about.
2. secondary, subordinate, junior, second-fiddle, lower, inferior; subsidiary, ancillary; second-class, one-horse, bush, bush-league, Sl. small potatoes, Sl. mickey mouse.
3. narrow-minded, narrow, prejudiced, biased, bigoted; little-minded, small-minded, mean-minded; warped, twisted, jaundiced, partial, one-sided, closed-minded, closed, intolerant, illiberal, unreasonable; insular, parochial, provincial, Sociol. ethnocentric, limited, confined, constricted, unliberal, uncatholic; blind, myopic, near-sighted, short-sighted, purblind.
4. stingy, niggardly, miserly, parsimonious, carking, skinflinty; tight, tight-fisted, closefisted; cheap, Rare. illiberal, penny-pinching, grudging, begrudging, stinting.
petulance, n. 1. peevishness, pettishness, Rare. petulancy; ill-humoredness, ill humor, touchiness, testiness, waspishness, querulousness, carpingness; irascibleness, irascibility, cholericness, ill-temperedness, bad temper, spleen, spleenishness; crabbiness, crabbedness, crankiness, grouchiness, grumpiness, cantankerousness, crotchetiness; irritableness, irritability, snappiness, snappishness, huffiness, huffishness, curtness, shortness, impatience.
2. moodiness, changeableness, sulkiness, sullenness, dourness, gloominess, moroseness; cynicalness, cynicism.
3. captiousness, quarrelsomeness, fractiousness, crossness; antagonism, hostility, contrariness, perverseness, perversity; unkindliness, unamiableness, unfriendliness; sourness, causticity, tartness, churlishness, surliness, spitefulness.
petulant, adj. peevish, pettish, ill-humored, touchy, testy, thin-skinned. See - pettish (defs. 1-3).
pew, n. 1. bench; mourner's bench; anxious seat
or bench, amen corner.
2. box, stall, booth, compartment.
phaeton, n. 1. carriage, coach, stagecoach, chari ot, hansom, landau, brougham, surrey, cabriolet, coupd, victoria, barouche, four-wheeler, hackney, rockaway, U.S. buggy, Chiefly Brit, tally-ho; sulky, gig, calash, curricle, chaise, tilbury, (in Japan, the Philippines, etc.) jinrikisha, Chiefly Brit. trap.
2. sedan, roadster, limousine, Inf. limo, runabout, touring car; vehicle, car, motorcar, motor, automobile, auto, Inf. bus, Sl. wheels.
phalanx, n. 1. legion, cohort; division, regiment, battalion, battery, brigade; detachment, contingent, body, company; platoon, squadron, squad, escadrille, wing; force, armed force, fighting force, fighting machine.
2. assemblage, assembly, group, circle; gathering, meeting, audience; concourse, rally, throng, number; entourage, cavalcade, caravan, drove; conclave, convocation, council, synod, consistory, conventicle; levy, muster, mobilization.
3. association, affiliation, society, fellowship, fraternity, brotherhood; guild, union, league; faction, splinter group, pressure group; confederation, alliance, coalition, Bund.