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ill temper

noun
1.
bad or irritable disposition.
Origin of ill temper
1595-1605
1595-1605
Related forms
ill-tempered, adjective
ill-temperedly, adverb
ill-temperedness, noun
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Examples from the Web for ill temper
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  • We have tried to make this article temperate, fair and free from ill temper and ill feeling.

  • But the royal attendants did not heed the animal's ill temper.

  • Only twice since the christening had she to face the consequences of her father's ill temper.

    Abijah's Bubble F. Hopkinson Smith
  • The trunks are all upset and she is in ill temper and very self-willed.

    Cupology Clara
  • I regret to say I have noticed several signs of ill temper about Jane of late.

    Portia Duchess
  • I am just the sort of man to bear, but never to forgive a woman's ill temper, viz.

    Pelham, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • When dinner-time drew near I endeavoured to overcome my ill temper for the sake of the company I was going to receive.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The chief displayed no ill temper at the trick the lepero had played him.

    The Tiger-Slayer Gustave Aimard
  • With all my ill temper in the past, I have ever taken an interest in children.

  • Thank your stars, that ugliness and ill temper are not added to the list.

    The Belle's Stratagem Hannah Cowley
British Dictionary definitions for ill temper

ill temper

noun
1.
bad temper; irritability
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