Definition of "petulance" [pet•u•lance]

  • The property of being petulant. (noun)

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Use "petulance" in a sentence
  • "Of course, a healthy dose of petulance is is one of the hallmarks of polemics (to say nothing of talk show hosts), right?"
  • "I mean, I’m sympathetic, but petulance is not an excuse here."
  • "SCHULZ: In what can only be characterized as petulance the Bush administration vented its displeasure with France for its opposition to military action in Iraq by opposing an increase in the level of the French-led U.N. peacekeeping effort in Ivory Coast."