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ill-humoured

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪlˈhjuːməd
 
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Definition of ill-humoured in English:

adjective

Bad-tempered; irritable: a querulous and ill-humoured little man
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  • 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."
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