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Meaning of ILL-TEMPERED

Pronunciation:  il 'tempurd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  perversely irritable
 

ILL-TEMPERED is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: bad-tempered, crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-natured
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ill`-tem"pered\, a.
1. Of bad temper; morose; crabbed; sour; peevish; fretful;
   quarrelsome.

2. Unhealthy; ill-conditioned. [Obs.]

         So ill-tempered I am grown, that I am afraid I shall
         catch cold, while all the world is afraid to melt
         away.                                 --Pepys.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bad-tempered, crabbed, dyspeptic, fractious, hot-tempered, huffy, ill-humored, ill-natured, irritable, peevish, petulant, querulous, rusty, shrewish, snappish, sour, surly, vixenish, waspish
 

 

 

 

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