Definition of petulant:
scratchy, rasping, annoying, tender, tippy, recalcitrant, plaguey, ungovernable, tetchy, fractious, spotty, uneven, froward, crank, ill-tempered, out of sorts, querulous, plaguy, untoward, ill-natured, refractory, nettlesome, intractable, testy, vexatious, ugly, rough, peevish, pestiferous, pesky, grating, pettish, cranky, waspish, excitable, attitude, perverse, factious, bothersome, peckish, irritating, techy, snappy, nasty, stubborn, teasing, disagreeable, pestering, gravelly, galling, abrasive, wayward, vexing, raspy, bad-tempered, wilful, irritable.
- irritable (part of speech: adjective)
sullen (part of speech: adjective)
- "The Rustler of Wind River", G. W. Ogden.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
The self- regard and self- absorption, petulant dislike of fellow- Christians' peculiarities, the indifference which comes from lack of imaginative sympathy, and which ministers to the ignorance which causes it, and a thousand other weaknesses in Christian character bring about the deplorable alienation which but too plainly marks the relation of Christian communities and of individual Christians to one another in this day.- "Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)", Alexander Maclaren.