Bad-tempered; irritable: a querulous and ill-humoured little man
More example sentences
- She shifted her eyes to Frederick, whose ill-humored reaction to Olivia's slight was quite evident.
- He turned an ill-humored eye toward Younge, who sat further down the table pouring over the treasury accounts.
- There are open-air fruit sellers, women "strong as mules, hard as stone, ill-humored."
bad-tempered, ill-tempered, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, in a (bad) mood, cross, as cross as two sticks;
irritable, irascible, tetchy, testy, crotchety, touchy, thin-skinned, scratchy, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, peevish, fractious, waspish, prickly, peppery, pettish, shrewish;
grumpy, grouchy, crabbed, crabby, disagreeable, volatile, splenetic, dyspeptic, choleric, bilious, liverish, cross-grained
Australian/New Zealand informal snaky