Irritable or grumpy.
- My dad was usually a passive-aggressive person, only when my mother pushed certain buttons did he tend to get irritated and ill-tempered.
- All the indicators pointed towards a decent game of football although the game's early spell was fractious and ill-tempered.
- His problem was rather the reverse, namely that he became aggressive, ill-tempered and moody.
in a (bad) mood, cross, irritable, irascible, tetchy, testy, crotchety, touchy, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, peevish, fractious, waspish, prickly, pettish;
- Example sentences
- But he should have discussed the problem with me, instead of ill-temperedly announcing a decision.
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