Definition of Petulancies

1. Noun. (plural of petulancy) ¹



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Definition of Petulancies

1. petulancy [n] - See also: petulancy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petulancies

petty officers
petty spurge
petty theft
petty thefts
petty whin
pettychaps
pettyfogger
pettyfoggers
pettywhin
petulance
petulances
petulancies (current term)
petulancy
petulant
petulantly
petulcity
petunia
petunias
petuntse
petuntses
petuntze
petuntzes
petzite
petzites
peuce
peucedanin

Literary usage of Petulancies

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1. Parsifal: ein Bühnenweihfestspiel by Richard Wagner (1920)
"... with insinuating blandishments and dainty flatteries, with pretty petulancies and delectable ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... for these obliquities of thinking (upon which my own conclusions are as distant as the poles asunder)—not for his political asperities and petulancies, ..."

3. The Observer by Richard Cumberland (1822)
"... I bid farewell at once to all the vanities, the petulancies, the coquetries of what is falsely called a life of pleasure, the whole system must undergo ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1826)
"... the admiration of many eminent individuals may have sufficiently consoled him for vulgar neglect, and even for the petulancies of our small wits. ..."

5. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"... yet polite and delicate withal, — though at times too he could crackle with his dexterous petulancies, making the air all like needles round you; ..."

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