bad temper


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Noun1.bad temper - a persisting angry moodbad temper - a persisting angry mood    
anger, ire, choler - a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
irascibility, quick temper, short temper, spleen - a feeling of resentful anger
conniption, fit, tantrum, scene - a display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"
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These quarrels frequently arose from the fact that they did not yet know what was of importance to each other and that all this early period they were both often in a bad temper.
Not that I think a bad temper is really a fault in a man.
Whether he was in a bad temper because Prince Vasili was coming, or whether his being in a bad temper made him specially annoyed at Prince Vasili's visit, he was in a bad temper, and in the morning Tikhon had already advised the architect not to go the prince with his report.
Wopsle, being knocked up, was in such a very bad temper that if the Church had been thrown open, he would probably have excommunicated the whole expedition, beginning with Joe and myself.
The bad temper, mentioned by May Sethby, and sensed by them all, was evidenced by physical proofs.
D'Urberville's bad temper cleared up at sight of hers; and he laughed heartily.
Mary was a good girl, not given to indulge in evil feelings, but she said to herself, that, since Hetty had a bad temper, it was better Adam should know it.
for with all these symptoms of profligacy at ten years old, she had neither a bad heart nor a bad temper, was seldom stubborn, scarcely ever quarrelsome, and very kind to the little ones, with few interruptions of tyranny; she was moreover noisy and wild, hated confinement and cleanliness, and loved nothing so well in the world as rolling down the green slope at the back of the house.
You were rude and saucy and"--Marilla had a saving inspiration of punishment--"you must go to her and tell her you are very sorry for your bad temper and ask her to forgive you.
In which case," he observed, "I should have walked up and down until I had had enough of it, and then gone away in a bad temper.
Aft, the three partners were in bad temper, and Nishikanta openly sneered at Captain Doane and doubted his ability to find the Marquesas.
She was at her wash- tub an' I was in a bad temper an' talkin' ill of folk, an' she turns round on me an' says: `Tha' young vixen, tha'