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.
peevishness, bad temper, ill temper, pettishness, pique, impatience, irritability, moodiness, sulkiness, snappishness, touchiness, waspishness, irascibility, tetchiness, testiness, querulousness, fractiousness, cantankerousness, grumpiness, grouchiness, crabbiness, ill humour, spleen;
Northern English mardiness
North American informal crankiness, a sore head