Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With bad humor; crossly; disobligingly.

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Examples

  • "Was there any need," I asked, ill-humoredly, "to bring me here to say that?"

    In Direst Peril

  • "We don't like it, and we don't intend to stay," said the Shaggy Man a bit = ill-humoredly.

    The Shaggy Man of Oz

  • "I don't know that this interests me much," interrupted Brady, ill-humoredly.

    The Lever A Novel

  • But he has no right to come bothering you and papa without being invited [she goes to the window-seat and sits down, turning away from them ill-humoredly and looking into the garden, where Hector and Ellie are now seen strolling together].

    Heartbreak House

  • LARRY [throwing the paper ill-humoredly on the chair].

    John Bull's Other Island

  • "What do you want?" he asked sharply and ill-humoredly.

    Mischievous Maid Faynie

  • Suwarrow, and offended by the insufficiency of the help of Austria; he was discontented with the English government, and ill-humoredly kept himself apart from the coalition.

    World's Best Histories — Volume 7: France

  • She looked at herself in the mirror and said aloud ill-humoredly -- 'I did not look well this evening, my complexion is going with alarming rapidity; perhaps I ought to keep earlier hours, and give up this life of dissipation.

    The Magic Skin

  • She looked at herself in the mirror and said aloud ill-humoredly — ‘I did not look well this evening, my complexion is going with alarming rapidity; perhaps I ought to keep earlier hours, and give up this life of dissipation.

    The Magic Skin

  • The Piper grunted rather ill-humoredly (or was it the pig?

    The Poor Little Rich Girl

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