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.
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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
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References in classic literature ?
So the nightingale came forth and sang so delightfully that at first no one could say anything ill-humored of her.
The singer made an ill-humored joke when one of the fans asked her to perform "Mashrebtesh Min Nilha" (Have You Drank from Egypt's Nile?), to which Abdel Wahab replied that she would contract Schistosomiasis if she drank the water, a phrase seen as inappropriate by many social media users.
As ill-humored, or funny, as the pun may be, it finally happened on Thursday May 17th as the city's 'pothole killer' fell through a sinkhole at the intersection of 18th and South Street.