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adjective: Bad-tempered; cranky.
[From Latin petere (to seek, assail). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pet- (to rush or fly), which also gave us feather, petition, compete, perpetual, propitious, pteridology, pinnate, and lepidopterology. Earliest documented use: 1598.
"Idol, like the petulant child who can't understand that her antics have ceased to be entertaining, kept trying to sell it."
Jodi Bradbury; American Idol; The Christian Science Monitor (Boston); Feb 14, 2014.
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