bad-tempered bad-tempered

Definition(s):

  • (adj) annoyed and irritable

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • 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

Quotes

  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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