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ill humour

noun
1.
a disagreeable or sullen mood; bad temper
Derived Forms
ill-humoured, adjective
ill-humouredly, adverb
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  • There was no scrambling or jostling for the hot water, no ill humour, no quarrelling.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • The ill humour that dries up my dear master seems to fatten his dear pupil.

  • But true is it, that she was very often in an ill humour, and then she did not look at all charming.

    Strife and Peace

    Fredrika Bremer
  • “Methinks your Ladyship is in ill humour this morrow,” said Margaret.

    The White Rose of Langley Emily Sarah Holt
  • Her duty as a friend was not altered by Mrs. Furnival's ill humour.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope
  • In his countenance there was not the slightest appearance of ill humour.

  • But she did not seem to be in ill humour: she had gone away laughing.

    Dubliners James Joyce
  • There was a conciliatory laugh from Oakleigh, but Loring frowned with ill humour.

    Lady Lilith

    Stephen McKenna
  • The ill humour of Roland Graeme was never of an obstinate character.

    The Abbot Sir Walter Scott
  • Our prolonged absence had put Samdadchiemba in an ill humour.

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