I thought he carried it a little too long and began slip into petulant Rick mode, but he tied Romney for the best night.
And Gunn reserves special contempt for Mizrahi, whom he portrays as a petulant, insufferable diva.
And like petulant preschoolers, Wall Street craves—and needs—rules, and the discipline to enforce them consistently.
By the shutdown, the public had already begun to see him as petulant.
petulant billionaires singlehandedly funded rivals to Mitt Romney.
A great difficulty or peril changes the petulant spirit into a brave, generous soul.
It never would have occurred to her to protest or be petulant about it.
The grave modesty of the one face, the now petulant, now abashed, now vacant expression of the other.
I was sick and petulant, and finally quarrelled with my friend.
He was often wilful and petulant, and I used to think him dreadfully insincere.
1590s, "immodest, wanton, saucy," from Middle French petulant (mid-14c.), from Latin petulantem (nominative petulans) "wanton, froward, saucy, insolent," present participle of petere "to attack, assail; strive after; ask for, beg, beseech" (see petition (n.)). Meaning "peevish, irritable" first recorded 1775, probably by influence of pet (n.2). Related: Petulantly.