ill-tempered

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

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ill-temperedly \ ˈil-​ˈtem-​pərd-​lē How to pronounce ill-temperedly (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of ill-tempered

1601, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ill-tempered was in 1601

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“Ill-tempered.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ill-tempered. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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ill-tempered

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of ill-tempered

: easily annoyed or angered
: showing that you are annoyed or angry

ill-tempered

adjective
ill-tem·​pered | \ ˈil-ˈtem-pərd\

Kids Definition of ill-tempered

: having or showing a bad temper an ill-tempered horse

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