Definition: characterized by sudden bouts of irritation; ill-tempered
Part of Speech: Adjective
Synonym(s): irritable, cranky
Antonym(s): cheerful, agreeable
1. The petulant child would often become angry and toss her toys across the room.
2. Because my mother is a rather petulant woman, she is often irritated by small things.
3. The prince was a petulant boy who often displayed his ill-temper by yelling at the palace servants.