Synonyms for petulant
ˈpɛtʃ ə ləntpetu·lant
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Lack of sleep is causing Dave's recent petulant behavior.
English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote
Perverse (Latin perversus, turned the wrong way) signifies wilfully wrong or erring, unreasonably set against right, reason, or authority. The stubborn or obstinate person will not do what another desires or requires; the perverse person will do anything contrary to what is desired or required of him. The petulant person frets, but may comply; the perverse individual may be smooth or silent, but is wilfully intractable. Wayward refers to a perverse disregard of morality and duty; froward is practically obsolete; untoward is rarely heard except in certain phrases; as, untoward circumstances. Compare OBSTINATE.
Princeton's WordNet1.5 / 2 votes
cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techyadjective
easily irritated or annoyed
"an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
irritating, rough, tender, bothersome, galling, cranky, gravelly, crank, pesky, scratchy, pettish, pestiferous, pestering, abrasive, uneven, vexing, irritable, excitable, plaguey, refractory, teasing, tippy, peevish, rasping, recalcitrant, nettlesome, fractious, plaguy, tetchy, testy, spotty, techy, vexatious, raspy, peckish, annoying, grating
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
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In a rude and petulant manner, Mrs. Jacobson tells us what to do, i know her very well because I have seen her personally, her way of walking, chewing. You need manners to deal with people and with countries.
Thank you for putting up with me as a petulant teenager, thank you for the best acting partnership I've ever known.
When we've said to ourselves on the Armed Services Committee or in the Senate that we were deeply disturbed and worried about a petulant and unpredictable administration, we could reassure ourselves and the nation that there was a strong and stable expert, a patriot, in the position of standing between The President and the use of military force.
The president is a petulant child.
It was a petulant president of the United States, a person who would say: 'I'll keep government shut down for weeks, months or years unless I get my way.' That's just not the way democracy works, and so it's very sad.
Translations for petulant
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- nervös, launenhaft, launischGerman
- irritable, irascible, pétulantFrench
- agresifHaitian Creole
- նեղացկոտ, խռովկանArmenian
- luimig, prikkelbaar, zenuwachtigDutch
- pirrelig, amper, hårsår, lunefullNorwegian
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