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Bad-tempered; irritable.‘a querulous and ill-humoured little man’
bad-tempered, ill-tempered, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, in a mood, in a bad mood, cross, as cross as two sticksView synonyms
- ‘Now when the ill-humored husband spied Lennie's wide smile, his temper boiled over.’
- ‘He turned an ill-humored eye toward Younge, who sat further down the table pouring over the treasury accounts.’
- ‘The two continued conversing when an ill-humored Olivia came upon them.’
- ‘My time has been taken up with appeasing the whims of a very impertinent and ill-humored stallion.’
- ‘There are open-air fruit sellers, women "strong as mules, hard as stone, ill-humored."’
- ‘It's not exactly ill-humored, but you can't really call it jolly fun, either.’
- ‘I tried to understand the ill-humored nonchalance that had overtaken me.’
- ‘A notorious spot featuring an ill-humored grandmother was universally panned.’
- ‘She shifted her eyes to Frederick, whose ill-humored reaction to Olivia's slight was quite evident.’
- ‘It is ill-humored in some places.’
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