ill humour


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ill humour

n
a disagreeable or sullen mood; bad temper
ˌill-ˈhumoured adj
ˌill-ˈhumouredly adv
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Noun1.ill humour - an angry and disagreeable mood
humour, mood, temper, humor - a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
moodiness - a sullen gloomy feeling
References in classic literature ?
But really there was something quite charming in her pettishness: it looked so much more like innocent distress than ill humour; and the severe Adam felt no movement of disapprobation; he only felt a sort of amused pity, as if he had seen a kitten setting up its back, or a little bird with its feathers ruffled.
Whenever Mrs Deborah had occasion to exert any extraordinary condescension to Mrs Bridget, and by that means had a little soured her natural disposition, it was usual with her to walk forth among these people, in order to refine her temper, by venting, and, as it were, purging off all ill humours; on which account she was by no means a welcome visitant: to say the truth, she was universally dreaded and hated by them all.
But with all the noise there was no ill humour", despite the by now heavy rain and occasional thunderclap.