Origin of petulant
OTHER WORDS FROM petulantpet·u·lant·ly, adverbun·pet·u·lant, adjective
Words nearby petulant
How to use petulant in a sentence
There to stay, tucked back in some recess of my brain, petulant, an ever-nagging reminder of having been Isabel.Opinion | Being Isabel|Isaac Amend|June 14, 2021|Washington Blade
At best, if the stories are true, you sound petulant, cosseted, and bratty.Ariana Grande, This Is How to Be a Diva|Tim Teeman|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He can seem on occasion morose, on other occasions petulant, and never comfortable in interviews.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland|Clive Irving|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The slimy, childish, petulant Viserys starts off as a symbol of everything about Targaryen rule Westeros has rejected.
Petulant billionaires singlehandedly funded rivals to Mitt Romney.Speed Read: Kenneth Vogel’s ‘Big Money’ Shows How PACs Control Politics|William O’Connor|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They seem, in fact, like cranky, petulant children, coked to the gills.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"It is very tiresome," said Ethel, nearly convinced, but in a slightly petulant voice.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
Now there was something half tired, half petulant, and wholly puzzled about her face as she swept into the room.A Butterfly on the Wheel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
They are petulant, capricious, and despite their apparent energy they accomplish nothing.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
With a noisy, petulant fluttering of foliage the bushes sprang back to their former position.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
He noted, too, that her gorgeous ash-blond hair had been carefully "done," piled in high masses above her petulant face.The Winning Clue|James Hay, Jr.