petulantly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.petulantly - in a petulant manner; "he said testily; `Go away!'"
Translations

petulantly

[ˈpetjʊləntlɪ] ADVde mal humor, con irritación
"I'm too busy!" she said petulantly-¡estoy demasiado ocupada! -dijo malhumorada or irritada

petulantly

advverdrießlich; (used of child) → bockig (inf)

petulantly

[ˈpɛtjʊləntlɪ] advcon irritazione
References in classic literature ?
'Why do you remind me of what I have suffered?' she asked petulantly. 'Don't you see that it has left its mark on me for life?'
I won't hear it spoken of," said the princess in the same petulantly playful tone in which she had spoken to Hippolyte in the drawing room and which was so plainly ill-suited to the family circle of which Pierre was almost a member.
"I wonder why everybody seems to think I ought to marry Gilbert Blythe," said Anne petulantly.
You might have told me there was a snake behind me!' I said petulantly.
Hearken not to the voice which petulantly tells you that the form of government recommended for your adoption is a novelty in the political world; that it has never yet had a place in the theories of the wildest projectors; that it rashly attempts what it is impossible to accomplish.
"It's inconvenient, Julius," he said, petulantly. "Don't you see it yourself?"
A twig from a tree near caught her cloak; she turned petulantly, broke it off, and threw it on the ground.
"No; nor will she miss now," cries The Vengeance, petulantly. "Therese."
"Thunder!" he remarked petulantly. He rubbed his eyes, and then putting up his hand felt carefully of the bandage over his wound.
"Well?" he queried, half petulantly. "It was not well.
'Oh, Nelly!' she added petulantly, jerking her head away from my hands, 'you've combed my hair quite out of curl!
"And did you promise the queen," resumed D'Artagnan, petulantly, "to storm the Tower of London, to kill a hundred thousand soldiers, to fight victoriously against the wishes of the nation and the ambition of a man, and when that man is Cromwell?