How wrong is the Tea Party, irate and ill-tempered as it may be, in its critique of government operations?
He is largely viewed as an ill-tempered, stodgy government bureaucrat.
She's so rough and ill-tempered that she looks honest; but I shall be able to show her up yet.
"He is a little cross, ill-tempered fellow," said Rose pettishly.
A dance is supposed to amuse, and nothing is more out of place in it than a gloomy scowl, unless it be an ill-tempered frown.
Here he laid a restraining hand on the ill-tempered Chinaman's shoulder.
Everybody knows that Martha Wilson was a passionate, scolding jade, and that John her husband was a surly, ill-tempered fellow.
Miss Ballantyne says that he was not ill-tempered, but on the contrary, kind, especially to children.
Moreover she was ill-tempered and sulky, and was for ever grumbling.
Foka, the butler, was the most ill-tempered person in the house.