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English definition of “petulant”

petulant

adjective     /ˈpet.jʊ.lənt/ disapproving
easily annoyed and complaining in a rude way like a childBad-temperedPhysically and mentally mature and immature petulance     /-ləns/ noun [U] Bad-temperedPhysically and mentally mature and immature petulantly     /-li/ adverb "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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