bad-tempered

ADJ-GRADED
Someone who is bad-tempered is not very cheerful and gets angry easily.

When his headaches developed Nick became bad-tempered and even violent...

They walked in bad-tempered silence.

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  • bad-tempered — bad tem|pered [ ,bæd tempərd ] adjective * someone who is bad tempered easily becomes annoyed or angry a. used about people s behavior: He gave her a bad tempered scowl. b. used about situations or events where people behave in a bad tempered way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bad-tempered — adj BrE someone who is bad tempered becomes easily annoyed and talks in an angry way to people = ↑irritable ▪ Why are you so bad tempered today? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bad-tempered — /bad tem peuhrd/, adj. cross; cranky; surly; ill tempered: a bad tempered person. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • bad-tempered — [bad′tem΄pərd] adj. having a bad temper or cranky disposition; irritable …   English World dictionary

  • bad-tempered — index fractious, perverse, petulant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bad-tempered — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ easily angered …   English terms dictionary

  • bad-tempered — adj. having a bad temper; irritable; easily annoyed. Derivatives: bad temperedly adv. * * * adj [more bad tempered; most bad tempered] : easily annoyed or angered : ↑ill tempered a bad tempered old man * * * ˌbad ˈtempered [bad tempered] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bad-tempered */ — UK [ˌbæd ˈtempə(r)d] / US [ˌbæd ˈtempərd] adjective someone who is bad tempered easily becomes annoyed or angry a) used about people s behaviour He gave her a bad tempered scowl. b) used about situations or events where people behave in a bad… …   English dictionary

  • bad-tempered — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, sound ▪ become, grow ▪ make sb ▪ It is his illness that makes him bad temper …   Collocations dictionary

  • bad-tempered — adjective Of or pertaining to bad temper; showing anger. His bad tempered outburst caught his friends by surprise …   Wiktionary

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