Definition of Ill temper

1. Noun. A persisting angry mood.

Exact synonyms: Bad Temper
Generic synonyms: Anger, Choler, Ire
Specialized synonyms: Irascibility, Quick Temper, Short Temper, Spleen, Conniption, Fit, Scene, Tantrum

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill Temper

ill at ease
ill at ease(p)
ill behaved
ill fame
ill health
ill humor
ill humors
ill humour
ill luck
ill manners
ill nature
ill repute
ill service
ill stound
ill temper (current term)
ill timed(p)
ill turn
ill will
ill willed
ill wills

Literary usage of Ill temper

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time by Gilbert Burnet, Thomas Burnet (1833)
"... the clergy in Ireland 526 An ill temper amongst the English clergy ibid. Negotiations for peace 526 The preliminaries agreed upon 528 ..."

2. The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, in Personal by William Tidd, Francis Joseph Troubat, Asa Israel Fish, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1856)
"... are the plaintiff's previous ill usage or unkind treatment of his wife ; evidence of his intolerable ill temper, gence or inattention of the plaintiff ..."

3. The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of the Most by Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott (1814)
"Ill-temper to suspicion join'd, Is mother of all evil ; And where an angel ... Ill-temper made poor Abel fall A victim to his brother ; Ill-temper deadens ..."

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