What does the word petulant mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Petulantly.

Usage examples for petulant

  1. Was it Mitchell's petulant complaints of his daughter's conduct, or was it what he had said about his grandchild? – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  2. Upon my entering, he strode hurriedly up to me, and, seizing me by the arm with a gesture of petulant impatience, whispered the words " William Wilson!" – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  3. He thought it the petulant outcry of youth tired of inaction; a protest, and nothing more. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman