Definition of petulance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

petulance

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpetjuləns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpetʃələns//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the quality of being bad-tempered and unreasonable, especially because you cannot do or have what you want She withdrew the offer in a fit of petulance.