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Noun: petulance  pe-tyû-lun(t)s or pe-chu-lun(t)s
  1. An irritable petulant feeling
    "babyish tears and petulance";
    - irritability, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness, choler

Derived forms: petulances

Type of: distemper, ill humor [US], ill humour [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Petulance