Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


In due time, Orsino appeared, looking pale and ill tempered.

He would not set blunted or ill tempered tools to the finest work of the universe!

The Shoshone had been successful; the Comanche was empty handed and ill tempered, jealous of the other's skill and fortune.

Oh, if ever I'm disobedient or ill tempered again I ought to be severely punished.

I don't think I need do so, for if I am ill tempered the company politely pass me over.

Meat causes man to be peevish, ill tempered and criminal, like tobacco, alcohol and drugs.

The older sister rebuked the younger when putting her to bed for being cross and ill tempered throughout the day.

She wondered, rather, that anyone could be cross or ill tempered or evil in any way within the environment of a nature so benign.