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ill humor

noun
1.
a disagreeable or surly mood.
Origin of ill humor
1560-1570
1560-70
Related forms
ill-humored, adjective
ill-humoredly, adverb
ill-humoredness, noun
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  • His ill humor was so tragic that in spite of herself Mary laughed.

    Carl and the Cotton Gin Sara Ware Bassett
  • This state of things produced a great deal of ill humor in the city.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • She knew always how to say the fitting word, to charm away the clouds of ill humor, to conciliate opposing interests.

    The Women of the French Salons Amelia Gere Mason
  • This cutting speech was all that was needed to complete Dotty's ill humor.

  • "I think it is only ill humor," I said, looking directly at him.

    When a Man Marries Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I think I should like that, exclaimed Don eagerly, forgetting his ill humor.

    For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Philip, instead of being thankful for the present, was inclined to be in ill humor about it.

  • Vasco Bilettes warning was received with ill humor by his men.

    The Motor Boys in Mexico Clarence Young
  • D'Alenon, full of confidence, galloped close by the King, whose sharp pains were augmenting his ill humor.

    Marguerite de Valois Alexandre Dumas
  • It was first Marta, then Pappina who was made to feel his ill–humor.

    Pappina, the Little Wanderer Katherine Wallace Davis

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