Petulance: n. showing an attitude of anger and annoyance when one doesn’t get what one wants and/or desires and is frequently considered a childish behavior

Petulant young offspring readily show their anger and annoyance when they don’t get what they want and sometimes add much moaning and groaning. Adults are more reserved and emotionally hide their anger and annoyance to some extent and aren’t as demonstrative as young offspring are. Adults are seldom described as being petulant but young offspring are.

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