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pet·u·lant

 (pĕch′ə-lənt)
adj.
1. Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish.
2. Contemptuous in speech or behavior.

[Latin petulāns, petulant-, insolent, from petere, to assail; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

pet′u·lance, pet′u·lan·cy n.
pet′u·lant·ly adv.
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petulant

(ˈpɛtjʊlənt)
adj
irritable, impatient, or sullen in a peevish or capricious way
[C16: via Old French from Latin petulāns bold, from petulāre (unattested) to attack playfully, from petere to assail]
ˈpetulance, ˈpetulancy n
ˈpetulantly adv
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pet•u•lant

(ˈpɛtʃ ə lənt)

adj.
showing sudden irritation, esp. over some trifling annoyance; peevish.
[1590–1600; < Latin petulant- (s. of petulāns) impudent]
pet′u•lance, n.
pet′u•lant•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.petulant - easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
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petulant

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petulant

adjective
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Translations
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petulant

[ˈpetjʊlənt] ADJ [person, voice, tone] → malhumorado, irritable; [gesture] → malhumorado, de irritación
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petulant

[ˈpɛtʃʊlənt] adjirritable
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petulant

adjverdrießlich; childbockig (inf)
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petulant

[ˈpɛtjʊlənt] adjirritabile
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Son vanidosos, petulantes hasta el ridiculo, pretendiendo estar posesionados de lo que apenas conocen, y hacen ostentacion desmedida de sus discutidas habilidades" (Informe de Jose Miguel Portilla del 31 de diciembre de 1950, en Archivo particular de Jose Miguel Ramirez).
Es posible que cuando se desarrolla un tema de interes especifico las personas con SW puedan producir palabras atipicas y en cierto modo expresiones petulantes y poco frecuentes, lo que les otorgaria una aparente locuacidad y un buen dominio del vocabulario lejos de la situacion real.
Segregados de esa multitud de jovenes aturdidos, petulantes y copiosos que vagan en medio de la sociedad, y son la deshonra de la especie humana; reunidos bajo la direccion civil y religiosa de unas personas intimamente unidas al trono de V.M.