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ill temper

bad or irritable disposition.
Origin of ill temper
First recorded in 1595-1605
Related forms
ill-tempered, adjective
ill-temperedly, adverb
ill-temperedness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for ill temper
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  • We have tried to make this article temperate, fair and free from ill temper and ill feeling.

  • 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
  • But the royal attendants did not heed the animal's ill temper.

  • I regret to say I have noticed several signs of ill temper about Jane of late.

    Portia Duchess
  • I am just the sort of man to bear, but never to forgive a woman's ill temper, viz.

    Pelham, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • When dinner-time drew near I endeavoured to overcome my ill temper for the sake of the company I was going to receive.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The chief displayed no ill temper at the trick the lepero had played him.

    The Tiger-Slayer Gustave Aimard
  • With all my ill temper in the past, I have ever taken an interest in children.

  • Thank your stars, that ugliness and ill temper are not added to the list.

    The Belle's Stratagem Hannah Cowley
British Dictionary definitions for ill temper

ill temper

bad temper; irritability
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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