- Bad-tempered; irritable: a querulous and ill-humored little manMore example sentences
bad-tempered, ill-tempered, short-tempered, in a (bad) mood, cross; irritable, irascible, sullen, tetchy, testy, crotchety, touchy, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, peevish, fractious, waspish, prickly, pettish; grumpy, grouchy, crabbed, crabby, splenetic, dyspeptic, choleric
- 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."