What Does Petulant Mean?


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Petulant is a word for the being extremely irritable and peevish. It describes the attitude of being contemptuous in speech and behaviour. It is the adjective form of petulance. It is derived from the Latin term petulans which meant to be insolent. When somebody behaves in a very childish manner and starts sulking and being bad tempered then he or she is said to be petulant.

It has a derogatory connotation and has negative implications. A person who gets annoyed very easily is known as a petulant person. E.g. of the usage of this word are "he is petulant due to his fight with his friend", "she is always in a petulant during the early mornings".

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