Definition of ill-tempered in English:

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Irritable or grumpy.
Example sentences
  • 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.



Example sentences
  • But he should have discussed the problem with me, instead of ill-temperedly announcing a decision.

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