Definition of petulance in English:

petulance

Line breaks: petu|lance
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛtʃʊl(ə)ns
 
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noun

[mass noun]
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.
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