bad-tempered

adjective
bad-tem·​pered | \ ˈbad-ˈtem-pərd How to pronounce bad-tempered (audio) \

Definition of bad-tempered

: easily annoyed or angered : having or showing a bad temper : surly, ill-tempered Bad-tempered drivers banged on the door and left cursing without a fare.— Deborah Levy It's not a good idea to make a love story about two people who are so self-absorbed, sniveling and bad-tempered that the audience wants them to end up in a dumpster, not living happily ever after. Ralph Novak

First Known Use of bad-tempered

1671, in the meaning defined above

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“Bad-tempered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bad-tempered. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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bad-tempered

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English Language Learners Definition of bad-tempered

: easily annoyed or angered

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