Definition of Petulant

1. Adjective. Easily irritated or annoyed. "Not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"




Definition of Petulant

1. a. Forward; pert; insolent; wanton.

Definition of Petulant

1. Adjective. childishly irritable ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) forward; pert; insolent; wanton. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Petulant

1. peevish [adj] - See also: peevish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petulant

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

Literary usage of Petulant

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1. Scotland by Walter Scott, Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1899)
"He invades Scotland—The Burnt Candlemas—The English are compelled to Retreat—King David is released from Captivity—His petulant Temper—His repeated Visits ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"The received name of a lively, petulant courtesan, in the later Greek comedy. Lampoon. Sir Walter Scott says, ".These personal and scandalous libels, ..."

3. Scotland by Walter Scott, Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1901)
"He invades Scotland—The Burnt Candlemas—The English are compelled to Retreat—King David is released from Captivity—His petulant Temper—His repeated Visits ..."

4. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1839)
"... his oration to his soldier» —Conference at Erfurth — Negotiation» for peace—petulant conduct of Mr. Canning— 160000 conscript» enrolled in France—Power ..."

5. From Harrison to Harding: A Personal Narrative, Covering a Third of a by Arthur Wallace Dunn (1922)
"... the Mathematician—Reed Resentful and petulant—Republicans Try to Force Cleveland in Regard to Cuba —Senatorial Story Tellers—Tillman's First Speech. ..."

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