bad-tempered bad-tempered


  • (adj) annoyed and irritable


  1. The shrewthe animal namesake of bad-tempered womenis the smallest but fiercest and most voraciously carnivorous of all mammals.
  2. Native-born Americans sniffed at these Gaels -- made desperate by the potato famine that devastated their homeland in the 1840s -- as filthy, bad-tempered and given to drink.
  3. He became bad-tempered every time his devoted Australian wife took another of his brood off to be baptized, but toward the end of his life took great stock in the Old Testament.


  • Murray suffers roof rage as semi interrupted

    Andy Murray was left seething as the Centre Court roof was closed due to bad light after three sets of a bad-tempered Wimbledon semi-final against Jerzy Janowicz on Friday.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Fox News


  1. "He said the main thing [the Twins] want to see is what you do when you struggle," Williams said. "Do you throw stuff around, get bad-tempered, hang your head? Playing great players in the Major Leagues, you're going to face adversity. He...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Reggie Williams Source: Columbus Clippers (blog)

  2. "We want it to be a football game and I think Tottenham is a team that plays," Wenger said. "I have no suspicion about that or that it will be bad-tempered because they are like us. They are at their best when they play football, not when...
    on Dec 21, 2007 By: Arsene Wenger Source: Times Online

  3. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that "the most bad-tempered" person on the earth has sent a message to Iran, expressing readiness for talks.
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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