Search Result for "petulance":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an irritable petulant feeling;
[syn: irritability, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness, petulance, choler]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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] Like pride in some, and like petulance in others. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] The lowering eye, the petulance, the frown. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Syn: Petulance, Peevishness. -- Peevishness implies the permanence of a sour, fretful temper; petulance implies temporary or capricious irritation. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "petulance": Faustianism, arbitrariness, beef, beefing, bellyache, bellyaching, bitch, bitching, caprice, capriciousness, cold comfort, complaining, complaint, crankiness, crotchetiness, destructive criticism, disappointment, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, disgruntlement, dissatisfaction, dissatisfiedness, dissent, divine discontent, envy, fancifulness, fantasticality, faultfinding, freakishness, fretfulness, grievance, gripe, griping, groan, groaning, grouse, grousing, grumbling, holler, howl, humorsomeness, ill humor, kick, kicking, moodiness, motivelessness, murmuring, peeve, peevishness, pet peeve, pettishness, petulancy, protest, querulousness, quirkiness, rebelliousness, resentfulness, resentment, restiveness, restlessness, scolding, shrewishness, sniping, sourness, squawk, squawking, sulkiness, temperamentalness, uneasiness, unfulfillment, unhappiness, unpleasure, unsatisfaction, vexation of spirit, vixenishness, whimsicality, whimsicalness, whimsy, whining, yapping




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