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petulant

Definitions by Oxford


[ˈpɛtjʊl(ə)nt], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- (of a person or their manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered
(e.g: he was moody and petulant)


Phrases:

Origin:
late 16th century (in the sense ‘immodest’): from French pétulant, from Latin petulant- ‘impudent’ (related to petere ‘aim at, seek’). The current sense (mid 18th century) is influenced by pettish







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