|part of speech:
||showing or inclined to show sudden or unreasonable irritation, impatience, or ill temper; peevish or sulky.
The boy was a promising musician, but he was petulant, often throwing tantrums or refusing to play during his lessons.
- bad-tempered, fractious, grouchy, irritable, peevish, pettish, sulky
- similar words:
- bilious, cantankerous, cranky, cross, crotchety, fretful, huffy, irascible, out of sorts, perverse, testy, touchy
||angry, bad, grumpy, moody, querulous, sour
||petulantly (adv.), petulance (n.)