ill-temper

  • 1 Ill temper — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …

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  • 2 ill temper — ill tempered, adj. ill temperedly, adv. ill temperedness, n. bad or irritable disposition. [1595 1605] * * * …

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  • 3 ill temper — noun a persisting angry mood • Syn: ↑bad temper • Hypernyms: ↑anger, ↑choler, ↑ire • Hyponyms: ↑irascibility, ↑short temper, ↑ …

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  • 4 ill-temper — n. Moroseness, sullenness, sulkiness, crabbedness, crossness, perverseness, bad temper. See ill nature …

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  • 5 ill temper — n irascibility, waspishness, peevishness, spleen, bile, choler; crossness, crabbedness, crabbiness, crankiness, grouchiness, grumpiness; moodiness, sulkiness, gloominess, sullenness, moroseness; bitterness, acerbity, asperity, sourness,… …

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  • 6 ill temper — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. petulance, animosity, indignation; see anger , hatred 2 , resentment …

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  • 7 ill temper — /ɪl ˈtɛmpə/ (say il tempuh) noun bad disposition …

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  • 8 Ill — ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical sense;… …

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  • 9 Ill at ease — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …

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  • 10 Ill blood — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …

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  • 11 Ill breeding — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …

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  • 12 Ill fame — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …

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  • 13 Ill humor — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …

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  • 14 Ill nature — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …

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  • 15 Ill turn — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …

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  • 16 Ill will — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …

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  • 17 temper — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 tendency to become angry easily ADJECTIVE ▪ bad, explosive, fierce, fiery, hot, nasty, terrible, violent, volatile …

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  • 18 temper — Synonyms and related words: Irish, abate, adjust, adjust to, allay, alleviate, alter, anger, animus, anneal, appease, aptitude, assuage, atmosphere, attain majority, attemper, attribute, aura, bad temper, balance, bank the fire, be tough, beef up …

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  • 19 ill — ill1 [ ıl ] adjective ** 1. ) not healthy, because of a medical condition or an injury: He s been ill for a couple of weeks. She was too ill to travel. mentally ill patients terminally ill (=going to die because of an illness)… …

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  • 20 ill — I UK [ɪl] / US adjective Word forms ill : adjective ill comparative worse superlative worst *** 1) not healthy, because of a medical condition or an injury. The usual American word is sick He s been ill for a couple of weeks. She was too ill to… …

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