Audio Help /ˈpɛtʃələnt/ [pech-uh-luhnt]
moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, esp. over some trifling annoyance: a petulant toss of the head.
[Origin: 1590–1600; < L petulant- (s. of petulāns) impudent, akin to petere to seek, head for] —Related forms
—Synonyms irritable, peevish, fretful, pettish, touchy.
I used this in a sentence the other day and then realized that I didn't know if it was really the right word. I looked it up and it was *perfect*.
"Her attitude is petulant. Don't let it bother you."
Yeah me! My vocabulary is better than I though! LOL