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synonyms for petulant

  • cranky
  • fractious
  • impatient
  • irritable
  • perverse
  • sullen
  • testy
  • whiny
  • bad-tempered
  • captious
  • caviling
  • complaining
  • cross
  • crybaby
  • displeased
  • fault-finding
  • fretful
  • grouchy
  • grumbling
  • huffy
  • ill-humored
  • mean
  • peevish
  • pouting
  • querulous
  • snappish
  • sour
  • sulky
  • touchy
  • ungracious
  • uptight
  • waspish
  • whining
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antonyms for petulant

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  • agreeable
  • cheerful
  • happy
  • nice
  • patient
  • willing
  • good-natured
  • pleasant
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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 ISABELISAAC AMENDJUNE 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
"It is very tiresome," said Ethel, nearly convinced, but in a slightly petulant voice.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE 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 WHEELCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
They are petulant, capricious, and despite their apparent energy they accomplish nothing.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
With a noisy, petulant fluttering of foliage the bushes sprang back to their former position.
MENOTAHERNEST 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 CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
My brother's fears were that the Opposition might be petulant.
MEMOIRS OF THE COURTS AND CABINETS OF GEORGE THE THIRDTHE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS
A petulant cry from Molly expressed her own desires exactly.
DOROTHY'S TRAVELSEVELYN RAYMOND
There are moments when the modern student of Vedic myths is inclined to echo this petulant complaint.
MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
The Grecians, says Casaubon, had formerly done the same, in the persons of their petulant Satyrs.
DRYDEN'S WORKS (13 OF 18): TRANSLATIONS; PASTORALSJOHN DRYDEN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PETULANT

  • acerbic
  • acid
  • angry
  • astringent
  • belligerent
  • biting
  • bitter
  • caustic
  • censorious
  • churlish
  • crabby
  • cranky
  • cross
  • cutting
  • indignant
  • irascible
  • irate
  • ireful
  • mad
  • mordant
  • peevish
  • petulant
  • rancorous
  • sarcastic
  • sharp
  • spiteful
  • splenetic
  • tart
  • testy
  • trenchant
  • wrathful
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