ill humour


a disagreeable or sullen mood; bad temper

Derived Formsill-humoured, adjectiveill-humouredly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for ill humour

Historical Examples of ill humour

  • Tip had quarrelled with his ill-humour, and it had vanished.

  • She threw down her cloak and muff, the instant she came in, with an air of ill-humour, and undressed herself in a hurried manner.

    The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete

    Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe

  • "Why, here are wicked wrinkles of ill-humour," she cried to him.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • He perceived also that her ill-humour was shared by her father, and by this he was frankly amused.


    Rafael Sabatini

  • His face had cleared; his ill-humour had been replaced by a look of keen earnestness.