1. annoyed and irritable
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How To Use bad-tempered In A Sentence

  • Lack of testosterone leaves men bad-tempered, emotional, depressed and suffering from Irritable Male Syndrome, scientist Gerald Lincoln told BBC radio's recently.
  • He was bad-tempered and graceless in defeat.
  • He was a rotund, florid, bad-tempered, red-haired man who would shout orders.
  • Thousands of desperate-looking bad-tempered people had descended on Oxford Street in general and Selfridges in particular and were swarming like so many mad bees looking for a so-called bargain.
  • I'm afraid I was rather bad-tempered yesterday; I think I owe you an apology.
  • Why was this bad-tempered, miserly, sleepless bachelor so capable of rising above both religious and scientific prejudices, with practical and theoretical insights that are still valuable today?
  • After a sometimes bad-tempered meeting on Monday, they also agreed, however, that an area east of the main railway line and surrounding Headbourne Worthy should be excluded from the recommendation.
  • During a bad-tempered exchange, Mr Lawlor said the retired developer had named several ministers as having been at the meeting as part of his ‘wild, wicked allegations.’
  • Anyone who has been at a bad-tempered church council meeting or synod will know what it can be at its worst. Times, Sunday Times
  • She has a voluble and attractive personality, but even if she were cranky and bad-tempered I'd still go there because the food's really good.
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