ill humor


a disagreeable or surly mood.

Origin of ill humor

First recorded in 1560–70
Related formsill-hu·mored, adjectiveill-hu·mored·ly, adverbill-hu·mored·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ill humor

Historical Examples of ill humor

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


    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