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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Having or showing a bad temper
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Grouchy; ill-tempered.
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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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Arrogant; haughty.
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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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Alternative spelling of bad-tempered.
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Difficult to handle:
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Irritable and perverse in disposition; ill-tempered.
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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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(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
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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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In an ill humor; bad-tempered; peevish
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Gloomy; dismal:
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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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(Informal) Rapid and without delay.
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Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome.
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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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Marked by worry and distress; troublesome:
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Given to frivolity or silliness.
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Feeling or showing restless eagerness to do something, go somewhere, etc.
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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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Marked by or consisting of scratches:
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The definition of nasty is something that is very dirty, unpleasant or offensive.
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