Entry from British & World English dictionary
Easily angered; having a bad temper: I am appalling in the morning, really foul-tempered and grouchy a foul-tempered, evil megalomaniac
More example sentences
- Unaware that the lab has run amok, the professor injects a particularly foul-tempered rat with a super dose of the serum.
- The wife (assuming they're married) is a terrified, shrieking thing, no doubt from having to live with such a foul-tempered man.
- I was reading an article last week on how this hormone turns 'angelic children into foul-tempered teenagers.'
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Line breaks: foul-tempered
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