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Synonyms for petulant
ˈpɛtʃ ə lənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy(adj)

    easily irritated or annoyed

    "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    good-natured

Wiktionary

  1. petulant(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    grouchy, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, irritable, crabby, snappish, huffy

    Antonyms:
    easygoing

  2. petulant(adjective)

    childishly irritable

    Lack of sleep is causing Dave's recent petulant behavior.

    Synonyms:
    crabby, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, grouchy, irritable, snappish, huffy

    Antonyms:
    easygoing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. petulant

    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.

    Synonyms:
    contrary, factious, fractious, froward, intractable, obstinate, perverse, stubborn, ungovernable, untoward, wayward, wilful

    Antonyms:
    accommodating, amenable, complaisant, compliant, genial, governable, kind, obliging

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. petulant(a.)

    Synonyms:
    irascible, irritable, fretful, peevish, hasty, touchy, testy, crusty, pettish, waspish, choleric, snappish, snarling, cross, crabbed, captious, censorious, acrimonious, perverse, froward, ill-tempered, out of sorts

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. petulant(a)

    Synonyms:
    cross

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    smug

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How to use petulant in a sentence?

  1. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    The president is a petulant child.

  2. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez:

    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.

  3. Richard Blumenthal:

    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.

  4. Genie Francis:

    Thank you for putting up with me as a petulant teenager, thank you for the best acting partnership I've ever known.

  5. Neil Quilliam:

    No government or ruler wants to be seen to sell Palestine so cheaply and hand Netanyahu such a victory and, in fact, end up footing the bill, at the same time, all states except perhaps Egypt are dependent upon the U.S. and will not risk angering Trump, given his propensity to act like a petulant child.


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