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Word: petulant

Definition: touchy; peevish; ill-tempered


Sentences Containing 'petulant'

Irene Backalenick of the "Connecticut Post" said of Williamson's performance, "Jama Williamson is just not doggy enough, playing it more like a petulant teen-ager.
Mere seconds later, as tempers flared and Sašo Udovič and Albert Nađ exchanged insults, completely rattled Mihajlović needlessly approached Udovič, giving him a slight petulant push.

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::: vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
::: presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
::: browbeat - bully; intimidate
::: extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
::: delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
::: pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
::: adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
::: prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
::: munificent - very generous in giving; Ex. munificent benefactor; N. munificience
::: spurious - false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments