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ill temper

noun
1.
bad or irritable disposition.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605
Related forms
ill-tempered, adjective
ill-temperedly, adverb
ill-temperedness, noun
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Examples for ill temper
  • People who seem to enjoy their ill temper have a way of keeping it in fine condition by inflicting privations on themselves.
  • The characters' constant ill temper is designed to add to the tension, but serves only as a distraction.
  • Mister's ill temper is matched only by his staggering incompetence.
  • Many of us admire the philosophy and deplore the ill temper.
British Dictionary definitions for ill temper

ill temper

noun
1.
bad temper; irritability
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