bad or irritable disposition.
- ill-tempered, adjective
- ill-tem·pered·ly, adverb
- ill-tem·pered·ness, noun
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How to use ill temper in a sentence
Does she think that I would sell myself to age, ill-temper and ugliness, for all the money in the Bank of England?The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Tears dropped fast on her knitting-work; but when Tom woke up, she spoke kindly, and tried to atone for her ill-temper.
And to-day have been in a crispation of energy and ill-temper, raking my wretched mail together.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
The lieutenant turned his horse, and, followed by his bodyguard, rode home in a very ill temper.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks | Bracebridge Hemyng
We have tried to make this article temperate, fair and free from ill temper and ill feeling.
British Dictionary definitions for ill temper
bad temper; irritability
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