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ill humor

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noun
  1. a disagreeable or surly mood.
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Origin of ill humor

First recorded in 1560–70
Related formsill-hu·mored, adjectiveill-hu·mored·ly, adverbill-hu·mored·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for ill humor

Historical Examples

  • Then, with a gesture of ill-humor he threw his black felt hat to the chest of drawers.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • Dalton's ill-humor had, however, a different source from that which she suspected.

  • I was obliged to bear all her ill-humor and the clamor of her tongue.

    The Autobiography of Madame Guyon

    Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon

  • Dr. Renton knew it, and prepared to maintain his ill-humor against the invader.

    The Ghost

    William. D. O'Connor

  • “Of course not,” said he, all his ill-humor having returned.

    The Associate Hermits

    Frank R. Stockton