What does petulant mean?

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ˈpɛtʃ ə ləntpetu·lant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techyadjective

    easily irritated or annoyed

    "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"


  1. petulantadjective

    childishly irritable

    Lack of sleep is causing Dave's recent petulant behavior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petulantadjective

    forward; pert; insolent; wanton

  2. Petulantadjective

    capriciously fretful; characterized by ill-natured freakishness; irritable

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Petulant

    pet′ū-lant, adj. showing peevish impatience, irritation, or caprice: forward, impudent in manner.—ns. Pet′ulance, Pet′ulancy, sauciness: peevishness or impatience.—adv. Pet′ulantly. [L. petulans, -antis—obs. petulāre, dim. of petĕre, to fall upon.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of petulant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of petulant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of petulant in a Sentence

  1. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    The president is a petulant child.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    It was a petulant president of the United States, a person who would say: 'I'll keep government shut down for weeks, months or years unless I get my way.' That's just not the way democracy works, and so it's very sad.

  3. Genie Francis:

    Thank you for putting up with me as a petulant teenager, thank you for the best acting partnership I've ever known.

  4. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez:

    In a rude and petulant manner, Mrs. Jacobson tells us what to do, i know her very well because I have seen her personally, her way of walking, chewing. You need manners to deal with people and with countries.

  5. Richard Blumenthal:

    When we've said to ourselves on the Armed Services Committee or in the Senate that we were deeply disturbed and worried about a petulant and unpredictable administration, we could reassure ourselves and the nation that there was a strong and stable expert, a patriot, in the position of standing between The President and the use of military force.

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    irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn
    • A. bonzer
    • B. lacerate
    • C. flabby
    • D. usurious

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