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bad-tempered

[ bad-tem-perd ]SEE DEFINITION OF bad-tempered

Synonyms for bad-tempered

  • atrabilious
  • cantankerous
  • snarly
  • splenetic
  • surly
  • waspish
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Antonyms for bad-tempered

  • affable
  • good-humored
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BAD-TEMPERED

Knowles was not bad-tempered, but he was a frequent cause of bad temper in other people.

And he was so bad-tempered that the other giants called him Sharvan the Surly.

He's a bad-tempered brute, and I wonder the squire keeps it.

He was determined not to be bad-tempered, and smiled good-naturedly.

My grandfather's horse was lean, hardy, and bad-tempered like himself.

We are a bad-tempered pair, and we behave rather like fishwives when we are in a rage.

But I shan't tell it at all if I hear you've been bad-tempered.

At the club it seemed to him that most of the men were sulky and bad-tempered.

She was a vain, bad-tempered, irresolute, deceitful old woman.

Bad-tempered at the best, a bull-moose is a devil unchained in September.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BAD-TEMPERED

bitchy

adjectivespiteful
  • bad-tempered
  • cattish
  • catty
  • despiteful
  • hateful
  • malevolent
  • malicious
  • malignant
  • mean
  • nasty
  • overbearing
  • venomous
  • vicious
  • vindictive
  • wicked
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