from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An irritable state of mind; surliness.

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  • n. bad temper
  • n. irritability or surliness

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a disagreeable mood; bad temper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an angry and disagreeable mood


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  • Their ill humor had gone, and when she turned to leave them, and said, coaxingly, "You won't make those dogs fight any more, will you?" they said, "No, sirree, Bob."

    Beautiful Joe: An Autobiography


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