petulance

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noun pet·u·lance \ˈpe-chə-lən(t)s\

Definition of petulance

  1. :  the quality or state of being petulant :  peevishness

Examples of petulance in a Sentence

  1. I do not appreciate your petulance and eagerness to argue.

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First Known Use of petulance

1535


PETULANCE Defined for Kids

petulance

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noun pet·u·lance \ˈpe-chə-ləns\

Definition of petulance for Students

  1. :  an irritable temper



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