petulancy
noun Date: 1559 archaic petulance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Petulancy — Petulance Pet u*lance, Petulancy Pet u*lan*cy, n. [L. petulania: cf. F. p[ e]tulance. See {Petulant}.] The quality or state of being petulant; temporary peevishness; pettishness; capricious ill humor. The petulancy of our words. B. Jonson. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • petulancy — /pech euh leuhn see/, n., pl. petulancies. Rare. petulance. [1550 60; < L petulantia. See PETULANCE, ANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • petulancy — pet·u·lan·cy …   English syllables

  • petulancy — /ˈpɛtʃələnsi/ (say pechuhluhnsee) noun (plural petulancies) → petulance …   Australian English dictionary

  • petulancy — nsē, si noun ( es) Etymology: Latin petulantia impudence archaic : petulance …   Useful english dictionary

  • Petulance — Pet u*lance, Petulancy Pet u*lan*cy, n. [L. petulania: cf. F. p[ e]tulance. See {Petulant}.] The quality or state of being petulant; temporary peevishness; pettishness; capricious ill humor. The petulancy of our words. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vernaculous — Ver*nac u*lous, a. [L. vernaculus. See {Vernacular}.] 1. Vernacular. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. [L. vernaculi, pl., buffoons, jesters.] Scoffing; scurrilous. [A Latinism. Obs.] Subject to the petulancy of every vernaculous orator. B …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Andalusia — For the more extensive Muslim era region, see Al Andalus. For other uses, see Andalusia (disambiguation). Andalusia Andalucía (Spanish)   Autonomous Community   …   Wikipedia

  • fretfulness — Synonyms and related words: anxiety, breathless impatience, chafing, disquietude, eagerness, excitement, fretting, haste, impatience, impatientness, impetuousness, lather, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, petulancy, querulousness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • petulance — Synonyms and related words: Faustianism, arbitrariness, beef, beefing, bellyache, bellyaching, bitch, bitching, caprice, capriciousness, cold comfort, complaining, complaint, crankiness, crotchetiness, destructive criticism, disappointment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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