ill-tempered
adjective Date: 1601 ill-natured, quarrelsomeill-temperedly adverb

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  • ill-tempered — adj formal 1.) easily made angry or impatient = ↑bad tempered 2.) an ill tempered meeting, argument etc is one in which people are angry and often rude to each other ▪ Six players were sent off in an ill tempered game …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ill-tempered — Ill tem pered, a. 1. Of bad temper; grouchy; morose; crabbed; sour; peevish; fretful; quarrelsome. Syn: crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, fussbudgety, grouchy, grumpy, bad tempered. [1913 Webster] 2. Unhealthy; ill conditioned. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill-tempered — [adj] irritable annoyed, bad tempered, bearish, cantankerous, choleric, crabby, cross, crotchety, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, moody, nasty, quick tempered, sharp, snappy, sour, spiteful, surly, testy, touchy, vicious; concepts 401,403 …   New thesaurus

  • ill-tempered — [il′tem′pərd] adj. having or showing a bad temper; quarrelsome; sullen; irritable * * * ill tem·pered (ĭlʹtĕmʹpərd) adj. Having a bad temper; irritable.   illʹ temʹpered·ly adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • ill-tempered — index fractious, perverse, petulant, severe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ill-tempered — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ irritable or morose …   English terms dictionary

  • ill-tempered — [il′tem′pərd] adj. having or showing a bad temper; quarrelsome; sullen; irritable …   English World dictionary

  • ill-tempered — ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as ill tempered, you mean they are angry or hostile, and you may be implying that this is unreasonable. [FORMAL] He sounded like an ill tempered child... It was a day of tense and often ill tempered debate …   English dictionary

  • ill-tempered — adjective retirement didn t suit Uncle Luke, who soon became sullen and ill tempered Syn: bad tempered, short tempered, quick tempered, ill humored, moody; in a (bad) mood, cross, irritable, irascible, tetchy, testy, crotchety, touchy,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • ill-tempered — adjective formal 1 easily made angry or impatient 2 an ill tempered meeting, argument etc is one in which people are angry and often rude to each other: ill tempered exchanges in the presidential debate …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill-tempered — UK [ˌɪl ˈtempə(r)d] / US [ˌɪl ˈtempərd] adjective formal 1) rude, impatient or easily made angry 2) an ill tempered meeting, conversation etc is one between people who are annoyed and rude to each other …   English dictionary

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