Definition of petulant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

petulant

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈpɛtʃələnt//
 
 
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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.
 
adverb 'I won't go!' he said petulantly.
NAmE//ˈpɛtʃələns//
 
noun [uncountable] She withdrew the offer in a fit of petulance.
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