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petulant
used in Black Like Me

2 uses
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Definition
unreasonably annoyed or upset

or:

easily annoyed or upset
  • He knows by the white man's look of disapproval and petulance that he is being told to get on his way, that he is "stepping out of line."
petulance = annoyance or upset
  • The difference was that here I could disagree with him without risking a flood of abuse or petulance.

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