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Definition of "ill-tempered" []

  • Having a bad temper; irritable. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ill-tempered" in a sentence
  • "A typical review from the Yelp website observed: "But what really made the place so "entertaining—and entertaining really is the right word—were the incredibly ill-tempered wait staff."
  • "Uefa subsequently announced various charges against Mourinho, Madrid and Barça following the ill-tempered clash, while Barça also reported Mourinho to European football's governing body regarding his comments."
  • "They were foul smelling, ill-tempered beasts, but for crossing the desert, there were few better."