bad-tempered

[ bad-tem-perd ]
/ ˈbædˌtɛm pərd /

adjective

cross; cranky; surly; ill-tempered: a bad-tempered person.

Origin of bad-tempered

First recorded in 1920–25
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bad-tempered


adjective

angry, irritable, or ungracious
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