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petulance Syllabification: pet·u·lance
Pronunciation: /ˈpeCHələns/

Definition of petulance in English:


The quality of being childishly sulky or bad-tempered: a slight degree of petulance had crept into his voice
More example sentences
  • I have never seen him descend to such a depth of petulance and spitefulness that he reached last night.
  • Calderwood was so angered by the petulance he refused to acknowledge his midfielder.
  • Anger would have been misplaced, petulance completely out of character.

Words that rhyme with petulance

flatulence • feculence
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