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

  • So it's discouraging to read this outdated and ill-tempered column in such a well-respected newspaper. Obama Is Keeping U.S. in Unesco
  • And it is time for him to stop sputtering ill-tempered threats, not only at the judiciary but also at the U.S. Constitution, which he repeatedly has sworn an oath to uphold.
  • An increasingly ill-tempered match saw three players sent off before half-time.
  • An ill-tempered, compassionless moneygrubber, Scrooge runs roughshod over everyone he encounters.
  • Jerry, began to grow saturnine, and peevish, and ill-tempered. CHAPTER XXVI
  • The titles of certain of the lost plays indicate the comic illumining character; a Self-pitier, a Self-chastiser, an Ill-tempered man, a Complete Short Works of George Meredith
  • One of the reasons why the debate about this year's Hugos has been so ferocious and (at times) ill-tempered is because while there are no pluckily ambitious outsiders to root for (such as Watts 'Blindsight in 2007 or McDonald's Brazyl in 2008), the list is also ignoring breakthrough genre successes such as Stephenie Meyer and Laurel K. Hamilton. MIND MELD: The Hugo Awards - Success at Picking the Best, How Well it Represents the Genre, 2009 Predictions & Overlooked Titles
  • At Weydon fair, this corn thresher got drunk and spoke in an ill-tempered way of his wife.
  • I got through the first day of the month, then, not too grumpy, or ungrateful, or ill-tempered.
  • It's actually that the film looks realer and nastier and more uncomfortable than anything that gets made now: particularly the shrill and ill-tempered arguments between the crew members.
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