ill temper


noun

bad or irritable disposition.

Nearby words

  1. ill fame,
  2. ill feeling,
  3. ill humor,
  4. ill humour,
  5. ill nature,
  6. ill will,
  7. ill wind that blows no one any good, it's an,
  8. ill-,
  9. ill-advised,
  10. ill-affected

Origin of ill temper

First recorded in 1595–1605

Related formsill-tem·pered, adjectiveill-tem·pered·ly, adverbill-tem·pered·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ill-tempered

ill-tempered

adjective

showing bad temper; irritable
Derived Formsill-temperedly, adverb

ill temper

noun

bad temper; irritability
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