Antonyms for petulant:
Synonyms for petulant:
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.
crabby, moody (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.
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.
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for petulant:
- The self- regard and self- absorption, petulant dislike of fellow- Christians' peculiarities, the indifference which comes from lack of imaginative sympathy, and which ministers to the ignorance which causes it, and a thousand other weaknesses in Christian character bring about the deplorable alienation which but too plainly marks the relation of Christian communities and of individual Christians to one another in this day. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)", Alexander Maclaren.
- Yet, in spite of Mrs. Randolph's petulant expression, it was evident that she had distinct claims to prettiness, though of the carefully prolonged variety. - "The Title Market", Emily Post.
- These persons for the most part were themselves perhaps only recently become alive to the changes which were inevitable in the governmental principles of the mother country; and so were peculiarly sensitive, and even, it may be, petulant in regard to such matters. - "Toronto of Old", Henry Scadding.