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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.

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

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.
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

petulant

petulant

adjective
Translations
popudlivý

petulant

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

petulant

[ˈpɛtʃʊlənt] adjirritable

petulant

adjverdrießlich; childbockig (inf)

petulant

[ˈpɛtjʊlənt] adjirritabile
References in classic literature ?
replied Owen Warland, with a movement of disgust; for he was full of little petulances.
The strong men usually give some allowance even to the petulances of fashion, for that affinity they find in it.