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ill humour

noun
1.
a disagreeable or sullen mood; bad temper
Derived Forms
ill-humoured, adjective
ill-humouredly, adverb
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  • But with all the good cheer there seemed little joy, and a great deal of ill humour in the palace.

    Granny's Wonderful Chair Frances Browne
  • But true is it, that she was very often in an ill humour, and then she did not look at all charming.

    Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer
  • To the others I am inclined to think his ill humour was a matter of indifference.

    Rachel Ray Anthony Trollope
  • Her duty as a friend was not altered by Mrs. Furnival's ill humour.

    Orley Farm Anthony Trollope
  • The morrow produced no abatement of Mrs. Bennet's ill humour or ill health.

    Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
  • In his countenance there was not the slightest appearance of ill humour.

  • His letters were curt and reserved, and unsuccessfully concealed his ill humour.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • There was a conciliatory laugh from Oakleigh, but Loring frowned with ill humour.

    Lady Lilith Stephen McKenna
  • They departed at last, and Mr. Horne, for once in an ill humour, followed me into the bedroom.

    Relics of General Chasse Anthony Trollope
  • This so intensifies his dudgeon that for five minutes he is in an ill humour.

    Bleak House Charles Dickens

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