Petulantly \Pet"u*lant*ly\, adv. In a petulant manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • petulantly — petulant ► ADJECTIVE ▪ childishly sulky or bad tempered. DERIVATIVES petulance noun petulantly adverb. ORIGIN Latin petulans impudent …   English terms dictionary

  • petulantly — adverb see petulant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • petulantly — See petulance. * * * …   Universalium

  • petulantly — adverb In a manner expressing irritation or annoyance. Syn: grudgingly …   Wiktionary

  • petulantly — petʃəlÉ™ntlɪ / ʃʊl adv. with an ill temper, angrily; crankily, peevishly, irascibly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • petulantly — pet·u·lant·ly …   English syllables

  • petulantly — See: petulant …   English dictionary

  • petulantly — adverb in a petulant manner (Freq. 1) he said testily; Go away! • Syn: ↑testily, ↑irritably, ↑pettishly • Derived from adjective: ↑pettish (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • petulant — petulantly, adv. /pech euh leuhnt/, adj. moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, esp. over some trifling annoyance: a petulant toss of the head. [1590 1600; < L petulant (s. of petulans) impudent, akin to petere to seek, head for] Syn.… …   Universalium

  • petulant — pet|u|lant [ˈpetʃulənt] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: Latin, from petere; PETITION1] behaving in an unreasonably impatient and angry way, like a child >petulantly adv ▪ Which one? he demanded petulantly. >petulance n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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