ill-tempered

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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] …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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. * * * …

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

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  • 6 ill-tempered — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ irritable or morose …

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

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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,… …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 ill-tempered — ill tem|pered [ ,ıl tempərd ] adjective FORMAL rude, impatient or easily made angry: IRRITABLE …

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  • 13 ill-tempered — ill′ tem′pered adj. cvb irritable; cranky; disagreeable • Etymology: 1600–05 …

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  • 14 ill-tempered — Synonyms and related words: bad tempered, crabbed, dyspeptic, fractious, hot tempered, huffy, ill humored, ill natured, irritable, peevish, petulant, querulous, rusty, shrewish, snappish, sour, surly, vixenish, waspish …

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  • 15 ill-tempered — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cross, touchy, querulous; see irritable , quarrelsome 2 , sullen . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. nasty, moody, explosive, ill natured, contentious, grouchy, irritable, crabby, touchy, sour, surly, waspish,… …

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  • 16 ill-tempered — /ˈɪl tɛmpəd/ (say il tempuhd) adjective irritable; morose; bad tempered. –ill temperedly, adverb –ill temperedness, noun …

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  • 17 ill-tempered — adjective annoyed and irritable • Syn: ↑crabbed, ↑crabby, ↑cross, ↑fussy, ↑grouchy, ↑grumpy, ↑bad tempered • Similar to: ↑ill natured …

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  • 18 ill-tempered — adjective Date: 1601 ill natured, quarrelsome • ill temperedly adverb …

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  • 19 ill-tempered — adj ill humored, cross, irascible, choleric, splenetic; crabby, crabbed, cranky, grouchy, grumpy, cantankerous, crotchety, crusty; irritable, touchy, testy, thin skinned, waspish, peevish, petulant; moody, sulky, sullen, dour, gloomy, sullen,… …

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  • 20 ill-tempered — adjective Having ill temper; being in a bad mood …

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