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Meaning of PETULANT

Pronunciation:  'pechulunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
 

PETULANT is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: cranky, fractious, ill-natured, irritable, nettlesome, peckish, peevish, pettish, techy, testy, tetchy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pet"u*lant\, a. [L. petulans, -antis, prop., making
slight attacks upon, from a lost dim. of petere to fall upon,
to attack: cf. F. p['e]tulant. See {Petition}.]
1. Forward; pert; insolent; wanton. [Obs.] --Burton.

2. Capriciously fretful; characterized by ill-natured
   freakishness; irritable. ``Petulant moods.'' --Macaulay.

Syn: Irritable; ill-humored; peevish; cross; fretful;
     querulous.

 
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