petulance

Part of speech: noun

Petulancy.

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Usage examples "petulance":

  1. " I remember it well enough," said Rose with some petulance, " and didn't Dr. Bruce go on to say that there is no blame attached to people who have wealth if they are kind and give to the needs of the poor? - "In His Steps", Charles M. Sheldon.
  2. It seemed as though he assumed so great a superiority that he felt himself able to treat any resolve of hers as the petulance of a child. - "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.
  3. " How cross you are," she retorted with childish petulance, " what have I done that you should be so unkind?" - "The Nest of the Sparrowhawk", Baroness Orczy.