from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a bad temper; irritable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having ill temper; being in a bad mood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of bad temper; grouchy; morose; crabbed; sour; peevish; fretful; quarrelsome.
- adj. Unhealthy; ill-conditioned.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Distempered; disordered.
- Having a bad temper; morose; crabbed; petulant; surly; cross.
- Synonyms See ill-natured.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. annoyed and irritable
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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.
Fiske the writer is definitely an ill-tempered grouch, obsessed with meaningless distinctions.
But a series of ill-tempered and evasive interviews left Weiner in an even more uncomfortable position.
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Be it a moment of zen, an epiphany, a vision, or even an ill-tempered chinese food inflicted dream, I've seen what's been shrouded carefully behind you… ahead of me.
So it's discouraging to read this outdated and ill-tempered column in such a well-respected newspaper.
Last season, during that preposterous and ill-tempered let-down of a mini-series they met in the final – which Madrid won – and this quarter-final could effectively be seen as this year's edition.
The journalist corps is replete with such ill-tempered correspondents "winning hearts and minds" for the wrong team.