bad temper


bad temper
irritability, tendency to become angry easily, unpleasant personality

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • bad temper — Synonyms and related words: Irish, anger, asperity, bad blood, bad humor, bad will, bile, biliousness, blighting glance, causticity, choler, corrosiveness, dander, discontent, evil disposition, evil eye, gall, ill humor, ill nature, ill temper,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bad temper — noun a persisting angry mood • Syn: ↑ill temper • Hypernyms: ↑anger, ↑choler, ↑ire • Hyponyms: ↑irascibility, ↑short temper, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • in a bad temper — angry, upset, irritated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • temper — [tem′pər] vt. [ME tempren < OE temprian & OFr temprer, both < L temperare, to observe proper measure, mix, regulate, forbear < tempus (gen. temporis), time, period, orig., a span < IE * tempos, a span < * temp , to pull < base * …   English World dictionary

  • bad-tem|pered — «BAD TEHM puhrd», adjective. having a bad temper; cross; irritable: »The bad tempered old man was always chasing the children away. SYNONYM(S): cranky …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • temper — tem|per1 [ˈtempə US ər] n 1.) [U and C] a tendency to become angry suddenly or easily ▪ That temper of hers will get her into trouble one of these days. ▪ According to Nathan, Robin has quite a temper . ▪ Theo needs to learn to control his temper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • temper — [[t]te̱mpə(r)[/t]] tempers, tempering, tempered 1) N VAR If you refer to someone s temper or say that they have a temper, you mean that they become angry very easily. He had a temper and could be nasty... His short temper had become notorious...… …   English dictionary

  • temper — 1 noun 1 TENDENCY TO BE ANGRY (C, U) a tendency to become angry suddenly: That temper of hers will get her into trouble one of these days. | If he can t control his temper, he should give up teaching. | quick/fiery/violent temper: Be careful, he… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bad — 1 adjective comparative worse, worst 1 HARMFUL unpleasant, harmful, or likely to cause problems: I have some bad news for you. | I thought things couldn t possibly get any worse. | It s bad enough being woken by the baby without you keeping me… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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