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ill temper

bad or irritable disposition.
Origin of ill temper
Related forms
ill-tempered, adjective
ill-temperedly, adverb
ill-temperedness, noun Unabridged
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  • Besides, it is probable that in small social circles there is more suffering from unkindness than ill-temper.

    Friends in Council Arthur Helps
  • He was intensely anxious not to show even a trace of ill-temper.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • He makes a movement of ill-temper, pulls the clothes up to his chin, and buries his head in the pillow.

  • ill-temper is generally expressed by variations on mollath, pl.

  • This man was evidently expecting somebody who did not arrive, for his impatience and ill-temper increased with every moment.

    The Indian Chief Gustave Aimard
  • Yet it was not ill-temper; it was really misery, or at least it was ill-temper caused by misery.

    Hoodie Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • She really is a trump; so I have only myself to think of; and Duke shall find that his shabbiness and ill-temper do him no good.

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
  • The menace in the words was not due solely to excitement and ill-temper.

    Gulmore, The Boss Frank Harris
  • Kitty: Is it my fault that my uncle and aunt are witnesses of your ill-temper?

  • I am quite ashamed of my ill-temper, and hope you'll forgive it.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for ill-temper

ill temper

bad temper; irritability
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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