[pech-uh-luh nt] /ˈpɛtʃ ə lənt/
moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance:
a petulant toss of the head.
irritable, impatient, or sullen in a peevish or capricious way
1590s, “immodest, wanton, saucy,” from Middle French petulant (mid-14c.), from Latin petulantem (nominative petulans) “wanton, froward, saucy, insolent,” present participle of petere “to attack, assail; strive after; ask for, beg, beseech” (see petition (n.)). Meaning “peevish, irritable” first recorded 1775, probably by influence of pet (n.2). Related: Petulantly.
[pi-oo-nyuh, -nee-uh, -tyoo-] /pɪˈu nyə, -ni ə, -ˈtyu-/ noun 1. any garden plant belonging to the genus Petunia, of the nightshade family, native to tropical America, having funnel-shaped flowers of various colors. 2. a deep, reddish purple. /pɪˈtjuːnɪə/ noun 1. any solanaceous plant of the tropical American genus Petunia: cultivated for their white, pink, blue, […]
[pi-too n-tse; Chinese baw-duhn-dzuh] /pɪˈtʊn tsɛ; Chinese ˈbɔˈdʌnˈdzʌ/ noun 1. a type of feldspar, used in certain porcelains. /pɪˈtʌntsɪ; -ˈtʊn-/ noun 1. a fusible feldspathic mineral used in hard-paste porcelain; china stone
- Petworth house
/ˈpɛtwɜːθ/ noun 1. a mansion in Petworth in Sussex: rebuilt (1688–96) for Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset; gardens laid out by Capability Brown; subject of paintings by Turner
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