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English definition of “petulant”

petulant

adjective uk   /ˈpet.jʊ.lənt/ disapproving us  
easily annoyed and complaining in a rude way like a childBad-temperedPhysically and mentally mature and immature
petulance
noun [U] uk   /-ləns/ us  
Bad-temperedPhysically and mentally mature and immature
petulantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
"Well, he didn't invite me to his party so I'm certainly not inviting him to mine!" she said petulantly.Bad-temperedPhysically and mentally mature and immature
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