Kitty: Is it my fault that my uncle and aunt are witnesses of your ill-temper?
There was beginning to be a good deal of ill-temper and swearing among us.
If the opportunity does not come naturally, ill-temper will make one.
I am quite ashamed of my ill-temper, and hope you'll forgive it.
The ill-temper had lost its picturesqueness, and become worse than grotesque.