Synonyms of ill-tempered in English:


See definition of ill-tempered


1‘an ill-tempered woman’


bad-tempered, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, ill-humoured, moody

in a mood, in a bad mood, cross, as cross as two sticks, annoyed

irritable, irascible, tetchy, testy, crotchety, touchy, crusty, thin-skinned, scratchy, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, peevish, fractious, waspish, shrewish, prickly, peppery, sharp, pettish

grumpy, grouchy, crabbed, crabby, disagreeable, volatile, splenetic, dyspeptic, choleric, bilious, liverish, cross-grained

informal snappish, snappy, chippy, on a short fuse, short-fused

British informal shirty, stroppy, narky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore head

North American informal cranky, ornery, peckish, soreheaded

NZ Australian informal snaky

dated, informal waxy, miffy


good-tempered, amiable