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petulant
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
unreasonably annoyed or upset

or:

easily annoyed or upset
  • A gentleman entered, with a pleasant, cultured face, high-nosed and pale, with something perhaps of petulance about the mouth, and with the steady, well-opened eye of a man whose pleasant lot it had ever been to command and to be obeyed.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (28% in)
petulance = tendency to be unreasonably annoyed or upset
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