Irritability; anger: her normal ill temper was exacerbated by discomfort
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- Within days my energy levels pick up, and my tendency to ill temper and irritability fades away.
- Well, major - if you think that is major, by comparison with the rudeness, ill temper, anger, that I have seen over the years in courts, this is minor.
- This minor ailment is lending itself to restless sleep, a messed-up palate (last night's dinner was nothing but dessert) and general ill temper, all just in time for the shopping days before Christmas.
bad mood, annoyance, irritation, vexation, exasperation, indignation, huff, moodiness, pet, pique, fit of pique, displeasure; anger, crossness, fury, rage, outrage, bad temper, tantrum; irritability, irascibility, peevishness, tetchiness, testiness, dyspepsia, spleen
North American informal blowout, hissy fit