from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. anger; moroseness; crossness.
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- n. a persisting angry mood
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It is possible we all felt invigorated and improved by the supper, for we rode the rest of the way in a very crowded stage without suffering any exhibition of ill temper to speak of, and got into St. Paul at last, when it was not far from eleven; and after seventy-five miles of staging, the luxurious accommodations of the Fuller House seemed more inviting than ever.
This they did (but with some reluctance, it may be thought), as it was plain that the Führer's ill temper showed no sign of abating.