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ill temper

noun
1.
bad or irritable disposition.
Origin of ill temper
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605
Related forms
ill-tempered, adjective
ill-temperedly, adverb
ill-temperedness, noun
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Examples from the Web for ill temper
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  • Because she saw him wince when she mentioned Christine, her ill temper increased.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Do believe that I will try with all my strength to conquer my ill temper: I promise you.

    The Big Nightcap Letters Frances Elizabeth Barrow
  • But the royal attendants did not heed the animal's ill temper.

  • To the wounded pride and the ill temper of 206 Madge, shame was now added.

    Jessie Carlton Francis Forrester
  • The trunks are all upset and she is in ill temper and very self-willed.

    Cupology Clara
  • Only twice since the christening had she to face the consequences of her father's ill temper.

    Abijah's Bubble F. Hopkinson Smith
  • I am just the sort of man to bear, but never to forgive a woman's ill temper, viz.

    Pelham, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The chief displayed no ill temper at the trick the lepero had played him.

    The Tiger-Slayer Gustave Aimard
  • Thank your stars, that ugliness and ill temper are not added to the list.

    The Belle's Stratagem

    Hannah Cowley
  • Captain X was a horrible example of what ill temper will do.

British Dictionary definitions for ill temper

ill temper

noun
1.
bad temper; irritability
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