petulant

Definitions:

Pert or forward; manifesting, or proceeding from petulance; freakish; wanton.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Irritable or pert from fretfulness or ill- humour; saucy; capriciously peevish; freakish in passion.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Saucy; peevish.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Falling upon or assailing saucily: forward: impudent: peevish.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Petulance.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Fretful; peevish; impatient; as, a petulant answer.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Petulantly.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adverb) (adv.) (adverb)

Usage examples:

Jean, because he had never seemed to shake off entirely that diffidence toward her born of Bernay- sur- Mer, she had so far been able to manage quite simply, only- her eyes shifted from the chauffeur's back to the toe of her shoe, and her foot ceased its petulant tapping on the floor- that was the other incident of last night.
- The Belov├ęd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
She sees the bench, comes over to it and sits down with an air of petulant weariness.
- King Arthur's Socks and Other Village Plays by Floyd Dell
But Eveena could no more lower herself to the ordinary level of feminine malice than I could have borne to hear her do so; and it was intolerable that one whose sweet humility commanded respect from myself should submit to slight or sneer from the lips and eyes of petulant girls.
- Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg