- bad or irritable disposition.
Origin of ill temper
First recorded in 1595–1605
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Related Wordsavarice, malice, greed, annoyance, acrimony, impatience, enmity, rage, fury, antagonism, violence, resentment, animosity, ire, passion, temper, displeasure, irritation, outrage, hatred
Examples from the Web for ill temper
Kitty: Is it my fault that my uncle and aunt are witnesses of your ill-temper?
There was beginning to be a good deal of ill-temper and swearing among us.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
If the opportunity does not come naturally, ill-temper will make one.The Twins of Suffering Creek
I am quite ashamed of my ill-temper, and hope you'll forgive it.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
The ill-temper had lost its picturesqueness, and become worse than grotesque.Kept in the Dark
- bad temper; irritability
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