- Irritability; anger: her normal ill temper was exacerbated by discomfortMore example sentences
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• informal grumpNorth American • informal blowout, hissy fit
- 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.