How wrong is the Tea Party, irate and ill-tempered as it may be, in its critique of government operations?
He is largely viewed as an ill-tempered, stodgy government bureaucrat.
She's so rough and ill-tempered that she looks honest; but I shall be able to show her up yet.
Rosamond was ill-tempered and spent most of her time in her room.
A dance is supposed to amuse, and nothing is more out of place in it than a gloomy scowl, unless it be an ill-tempered frown.
"He is an ill-tempered brute," he went on as soon as they had left the cockpit.
Everybody knows that Martha Wilson was a passionate, scolding jade, and that John her husband was a surly, ill-tempered fellow.
He was tired, hungry, and ill-tempered, but she was too desperate to care.
Moreover she was ill-tempered and sulky, and was for ever grumbling.
But though the cook was so ill-tempered, the footman was quite different.