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petulant
used in The Fountainhead

3 uses
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Definition
unreasonably annoyed or upset

or:

easily annoyed or upset
  • He said it simply, guilelessly, in a little petulant whine.
    1.15 — Part 1 Chapter 15 (8% in)
  • He said, petulantly, assuming the tone of an authority he could never have exercised: "That boy of yours, Guy, that Keating fellow, he's getting to be impossible.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (6% in)
  • Neil spoke petulantly about the state of the world, about crying over spilt milk, change as a law of existence, adaptability, and the importance of getting in on the ground floor.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (35% in)

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