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ill humor

a disagreeable or surly mood.
Origin of ill humor
Related forms
ill-humored, adjective
ill-humoredly, adverb
ill-humoredness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And there was not a shade of doubt in her look—nothing but cold indignation at Jovita's ill-humor.

    The Pretty Sister Of Jos Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • “Of course not,” said he, all his ill-humor having returned.

    The Associate Hermits Frank R. Stockton
  • Mrs. Simons angrily shrugged her shoulders, and seemed moved only by ill-humor.

  • Then, with a gesture of ill-humor he threw his black felt hat to the chest of drawers.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Miracles, unfortunately, could not be always happening, whilst Madame's ill-humor still continued.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • At the shearing-shed, Alessandro found his men in confusion and ill-humor.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Once they were on the homeward road, the boys forgot their ill-humor and joked about Ivar and his birds.

    O Pioneers! Willa Cather
  • “Yes, if it were true,” returned Hatty sorrowfully, and then her ill-humor vanished.

    Our Bessie Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Lose without any exhibition of ill-humor, and win without any symptoms of exultation.

  • It was not an agreeable laugh although there was no ill-humor in it.

    A Voyage with Captain Dynamite Charles Edward Rich

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