petulance

[ pech-uh-luh ns ]
/ ˈpɛtʃ ə ləns /

noun

the state or quality of being petulant.
a petulant speech or action.

Origin of petulance

First recorded in 1600–10, petulance is from the Latin word petulantia impudence. See petulant, -ance
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