ill temper

/ɪl ˈtɛmpə/ (say il 'tempuh)

noun
bad disposition.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Ill temper — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill temper — ill tempered, adj. ill temperedly, adv. ill temperedness, n. bad or irritable disposition. [1595 1605] * * * …   Universalium

  • ill temper — noun a persisting angry mood • Syn: ↑bad temper • Hypernyms: ↑anger, ↑choler, ↑ire • Hyponyms: ↑irascibility, ↑short temper, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-temper — n. Moroseness, sullenness, sulkiness, crabbedness, crossness, perverseness, bad temper. See ill nature …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ill temper — n irascibility, waspishness, peevishness, spleen, bile, choler; crossness, crabbedness, crabbiness, crankiness, grouchiness, grumpiness; moodiness, sulkiness, gloominess, sullenness, moroseness; bitterness, acerbity, asperity, sourness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • ill temper — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. petulance, animosity, indignation; see anger , hatred 2 , resentment …   English dictionary for students

  • Ill — ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical sense;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ill at ease — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ill blood — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ill breeding — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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