Petulant synonyms

pĕch'ə-lənt

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Involving interchange; reciprocal.
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Bad-tempered; snappish
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Marked by impatience or ill humor.
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Grouchy; ill-tempered.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Capriciously stubborn or eccentric; perverse.
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Marked by worry and distress; troublesome:
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In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
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Rough or surly in manner or speech; brusquely rude
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Given to frivolity or silliness.
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Arrogant; haughty.
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Feeling or showing restless eagerness to do something, go somewhere, etc.
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(Now Rare) Arrogantly contemptuous; overbearing
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Characterized by or resulting from anger.
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Given to sudden or frequent changes of mind; temperamental.
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Querulous or discontented.
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Inclined to find fault; complaining
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Likely to snap or bite.
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Gloomy; dismal:
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Gloomy or somber in tone, color, or portent:
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Merry; lively.
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Of or pertaining to a perpetual kind disposition.
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Cheerful; willing:
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Pleasant and easy to approach or talk to; friendly
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Having or showing good humor; cheerful and agreeable
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Alternative spelling of bad-tempered.
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Difficult to handle:
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Difficult to understand; complicated.
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Having a bad disposition; peevish.
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Surly and peevish; cranky.
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Having a bad temper; irritable.
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The definition of surly is someone who is bad-tempered, or something that is threatening such as poor weather.
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Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome.
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(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
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Having or showing a bad temper
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(Of a task, problem, etc.) Thorny; difficult to deal with, especially due to being complex or tricky.
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(Chiefly Brit.) Somewhat hungry
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Marked by or consisting of scratches:
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In an ill humor; bad-tempered; peevish
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The definition of nasty is something that is very dirty, unpleasant or offensive.
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(Informal) Rapid and without delay.
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The definition of fractious is someone who is bad tempered, or someone or something that is difficult to control.
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