Definition of ill temper in English:

ill temper

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[mass noun]
Irritability; anger: her normal ill temper was exacerbated by discomfort
More example sentences
  • 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.
anger, crossness, fury, rage, outrage, bad temper, tantrum;
informal grump
British informal paddy, strop
North American informal blowout, hissy fit
British informal , dated bate, wax

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