Irritability or bad temper: his kindlier feelings abated to be replaced by ill humour [in singular]: his arrival had put her in an ill humour
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- The fourth ring is the prison of the wrathful, those who indulged their anger, and the sullen, those who indulged their ill humor.
- Already the fans are getting restless and many of those who made the trip to Taunton were in ill humour by tea-time yesterday.
- Our captain was a strict disciplinarian who wouldn't think twice about not letting us wear sneakers or breaking up a poker game if he was in ill humor.
bad mood, bad temper, ill temper, irritability, irascibility, cantankerousness, peevishness, petulance, pettishness, pique, fit of pique, querulousness, crabbiness, testiness, tetchiness, fractiousness, snappishness, waspishness, touchiness, moodiness, sullenness, sulkiness, surliness, resentment, rancour, spleen, dyspepsia, biliousness, sourness, annoyance, anger, crossness
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