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petulant
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
unreasonably annoyed or upset

or:

easily annoyed or upset
  • This project could not be of any great expense to the public; and might in my poor opinion, be of much use for the despatch of business, in those countries where senates have any share in the legislative power; beget unanimity, shorten debates, open a few mouths which are now closed, and close many more which are now open; curb the petulancy of the young, and correct the positiveness of the old; rouse the stupid, and damp the pert.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (54% in)

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