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Definition of petulant:

  1. Capriciously fretful; characterized by ill- natured freakishness; irritable.
  2. Forward; pert; insolent; wanton.

Synonyms:

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.

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