ill temper


noun

bad or irritable disposition.

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Origin of ill temper

First recorded in 1595–1605

OTHER WORDS FROM ill temper

ill-tem·pered, adjectiveill-tem·pered·ly, adverbill-tem·pered·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ill-tempered (1 of 2)

ill-tempered

adjective

showing bad temper; irritable

Derived forms of ill-tempered

ill-temperedly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for ill-tempered (2 of 2)

ill temper

noun

bad temper; irritability
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