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petty spurge | petty whin | pettychaps | pettywhin | petulance | petulancy | petulant | petulantly | petulcity | petulcous | petune

petulancy

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pet=u=lan=cy

CIDE DICTIONARY

petulancyn. [L. petulania: cf. F. pétulance. See Petulant.].
     The quality or state of being petulant; temporary peevishness; pettishness; capricious ill humor.  B. Jonson.  [1913 Webster]
    "Like pride in some, and like petulance in others."  [1913 Webster]
    "The lowering eye, the petulance, the frown."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Petulance, Peevishness. -- Peevishness implies the permanence of a sour, fretful temper; petulance implies temporary or capricious irritation.

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