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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pet·u·lan·cy /-lən(t)si/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pet·u·lance Pet·u·lan·cy n.  The quality or state of being petulant; temporary peevishness; pettishness; capricious ill humor. “The petulancy of our words.”
    Like pride in some, and like petulance in others.   --Clarendon.
    The lowering eye, the petulance, the frown.   --Cowper.
 Syn: -- Petulance, Peevishness. -- Peevishness implies the permanence of a sour, fretful temper; petulance implies temporary or capricious irritation.