ill-humored


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ill humor

n.
An irritable state of mind; surliness.

ill′-hu′mored (-mərd) adj.
ill′-hu′mored·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ill-humored - brusque and surly and forbidding; "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
References in classic literature ?
She sang her praises, insisted that her son must call on her, expressed a wish to see her often, but yet always became ill-humored when she began to talk about her.
So the nightingale came forth and sang so delightfully that at first no one could say anything ill-humored of her.
Some artists, ill-humored about being turned down, would berate Jacobs volunteers and demand explanations of the jury's decision.