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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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?
I don't speak your language," she retorted petulantly.
I want no such compliments," Hook barked petulantly.
I haven't got used to it yet," she said, petulantly, kicking at her train, as she turned to toddle back again.
The fire was now low, the flames burning bluely and petulantly, with occasional flashes, projecting spectral shadows on the walls--shadows that moved mysteriously about, now dividing, now uniting.
said the apparition, petulantly, "no better than a man's killing himself because he has none or little.