Apafi petulantly turns and twists the coin in all directions.
"I don't see why you are putting it off so long," exclaimed the girl, petulantly.
"Do stop your singing and pay attention," chirped the sparrow, petulantly.
"I've been ringing this bell for hours," it said petulantly.
"I want to see the ossygen let out," said Florence petulantly to her mother's unsympathetic back.
He called for help again, and a voice answered him petulantly from the bank.
"I begin to wish that I had never seen Charlie Blair," petulantly.
"I'm sure you'd be awfully in the way there," she said petulantly.
"Oh, I'll be homesick, if that is what you mean," said Nora petulantly.
"Sir, I stand upon my honour," said the colonel, petulantly.
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.