cross; cranky; surly; ill-tempered: a bad-tempered person.

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angry, irritable, or ungracious

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Example sentences
They might mark the site of a friendly house which will provide food, or the
  presence of a bad-tempered dog.
And to think it all started with a gentle mouse, a bad-tempered duck and seven
  mixed-up dwarfs.
It was a bad-tempered season, although fights now are not as bad as they once
Although politics could trump such legalities, a bad-tempered exit might hinder
  an amicable settlement.
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