• Both. You can be petulant or have a show of petulance, which would irritate others. When petulance causes you to be irritated, impatient and angry you are irritating others with the behaviour. Petulance means being irritated or annoying others with your petulance. You requested the answer source – I write poetry and use this word with its various meanings.

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