- petty sessions,
- petty, richard,
- petworth house,
Origin of petulant
Examples from the Web for petulant
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
Homeland fans made ranting about the awfulness of petulant teen Dana Brody into a weekly celebratory ritual.
It was neither the first nor the last time Bieber would be characterized as a petulant, out-of-control little jerk.
A petulant quality came into the voice of the captain who gave commands.Marching Men|Sherwood Anderson
And schooled herself into a fretful, petulant manner of indifference.Aaron's Rod|D. H. Lawrence
In his amorous poetry, he has little passion or sensibility; but he is never free and petulant, never tedious, and never absurd.
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.
Nobody called his attention to my better lyrical writings; I was described to him as a spoiled, petulant child of fortune.The True Story of My Life|Hans Christian Andersen
Word Origin for petulant
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.