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Petulant

Synonyms for petulant:

Sense 1

autocratic, shrewish, bad-tempered.

Sense 2

ill-tempered, waspish, querulous.

Sense 4

disagreeable.

Sense 5

snappy.

Sense 6

ugly.

Sense 7

nasty.

bad-tempered

quarrelsome.

Other synonyms and related words:

disagreeable, pestering, plaguy, bad-tempered, nasty, stuffy, fractious, wayward, ill-tempered, factious, quick, pettish, grating, raspy, snappy, recalcitrant, abrasive, ill-natured, wilful, gravelly, ungovernable, refractory, techy, scratchy, vexing, rasping, tetchy, bothersome, nettlesome, vexatious, Snippety, teasing, galling, crank, tender, annoying, rough, spotty, untoward, querulous, shrewish, testy, fiery, tippy, quarrelsome, quick-tempered, snarky, short-tempered, crotchety, plaguey, froward, peckish, perverse, uneven, ratty, waspish, choleric, pesky, irritating, excitable, snippy, pestiferous, ugly.

bad-tempered (adjective)

ill-natured.

crabby, moody (adjective)

cross, sulky, waspish, cranky, sullen, mean, peevish, grouchy, testy, perverse, fretful, snappish, huffy, querulous, bad-tempered, sour, touchy, fractious, irritable.

fractious (adjective)

fractious.

ill-tempered (adjective)

crabbed.

irritable (adjective)

bearish, crabbed, tart, irascible, petty, acid, cross, peevish, cranky, acerbic, fretful, huffy, bellicose, touchy, churlish, sour, acrimonious, snappish, crusty, bitter, caustic, surly, irritable, crabby, spiteful, prickly, cantankerous.

ornery (adjective)

froward.

sullen (adjective)

dark, sour, beetle-browed, uncooperative, moody, noncooperative, dejected, unsociable, mean, malevolent, glowering, scowling, dour, ungenial, grim, broody, frowning, crabby, fretful, Moping, morose, surly, melancholy, long-faced, dissociable, grouchy, irascible, glum, obstinate, cross, gloomy, cantankerous, sullen, cynical, hostile, sulky, unfriendly, grumpy, contrary.

testy (adjective)

tetchy.

Sense 2 (noun)

disagreeable, waspish, ugly, querulous, bad-tempered, nasty, snappy, ill-tempered.

petulant (noun)

peevish, irritable, testy, nettlesome, cranky, pettish, techy, fractious, peckish, ill-natured, tetchy.

Usage examples for petulant:

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