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showing bad temper; irritable
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Derived forms of ill-temperedill-temperedly, adverb
Words nearby ill-tempered
ill-sorted, ill-spent, ill-starred, ill-suited, ill temper, ill-tempered, ill-timed, ill-treat, illude, illume, illuminable
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How to use ill-tempered in a sentence
How wrong is the Tea Party, irate and ill-tempered as it may be, in its critique of government operations?Obama’s 2012 Campaign Prepped for Disaster. Obamacare Didn’t.|Lloyd Green|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He is largely viewed as an ill-tempered, stodgy government bureaucrat.Britain's Version of 'Yes We Can'|Mark McKinnon|April 15, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Thus, our tannery could now sustain a siege against those ill-tempered episcopals.
"Or than me either, I'm afraid," he added, with a ruefulness that was not ill-tempered.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
More particularly I formed a plan for keeping my ill-tempered mother-in-law in check by this means.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
Women who are good cooks are sometimes ill-tempered and refuse to exercise their art.Girls and Women|Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
I have not seen him; he morally disgusts me; and Marianne says that he is very ill-tempered.The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)|Florence A. Thomas Marshall