[ pech-uh-luhnt-lee ]
/ ˈpɛtʃ ə lənt li /
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in a way that shows impatient irritation, especially over some minor annoyance:When the vote didn't go his way at the meeting, he knocked over his chair, petulantly kicked it out of his path, and stormed out of the room.
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OTHER WORDS FROM petulantlyun·pet·u·lant·ly, adverb
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How to use petulantly in a sentence
The cop swiftly rebukes Bieber, who then goes off to cross his arms and sulk petulantly in a corner.Watch Justin Bieber Try to Walk in a Straight Line After His DUI Arrest|Amy Zimmerman|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And as she sat dreaming after he had gone, she murmured petulantly, I wish there were no other women in the world.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
Here Mrs. Falchion caught a twig from a tree by her, snapped it in her fingers, and petulantly threw its pieces to the ground.Mrs. Falchion, Complete|Gilbert Parker
"Of course I've seen it," replied Jessie, almost petulantly.Earth's Enigmas|Charles G. D. Roberts
"I tell you, I don't want any dinner, Aunt Enid," she declared petulantly.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
To the right and the left the musketry rattled smartly and petulantly; directly in front it sighed and growled.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce