1. Forward; pert; insolent; wanton. [Obs.]
2. Capriciously fretful; characterized by ill-natured freakishness; irritable. “Petulant moods.”
Syn: -- Irritable; ill-humored; peevish; cross; fretful; querulous.
adj : easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious
young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his
countrymen" [syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome,
peevish, peckish, pettish, testy, tetchy, techy]