bad-tempered and unreasonable, especially because you cannot do or have what you want He behaved like a petulant child and refused to cooperate. Her tone of voice became abrupt and petulant.adjectivejump to other results
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adverb 'I won't go!' he said petulantly.
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NAmE//ˈpɛtʃələns//noun [uncountable] She withdrew the offer in a fit of petulance.