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Definition of "petulancy" [petulancy]

  • Petulance; petulant attitude or behaviour (noun)

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Use "petulancy" in a sentence
  • "Whereas McCain supported the war in Iraq from the start, supported the surge, supports the notion of preemptive war, sings about bombing Iran with a worrisome petulancy and wants us to stay in Iraq for 100 years if necessary."
  • "A stammering voice in a thick brogue protested with the petulancy of intoxication."
  • "The frequentation of courts checks this petulancy of manners; the good-breeding and circumspection which are necessary, and only to be learned there, correct those pertnesses."