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ill tempered

adjective as in shrewish

adjective as in waspish

adjective as in grouchy


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Example Sentences

How wrong is the Tea Party, irate and ill-tempered as it may be, in its critique of government operations?

He is largely viewed as an ill-tempered, stodgy government bureaucrat.

Thus, our tannery could now sustain a siege against those ill-tempered episcopals.

"Or than me either, I'm afraid," he added, with a ruefulness that was not ill-tempered.

More particularly I formed a plan for keeping my ill-tempered mother-in-law in check by this means.

Women who are good cooks are sometimes ill-tempered and refuse to exercise their art.

I have not seen him; he morally disgusts me; and Marianne says that he is very ill-tempered.

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On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ill-tempered, such as: cantankerous, grumpy, irascible, testy, annoyed, and bad-tempered.

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