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English definition of “ill-tempered”

ill-tempered

adjective uk   /ˌɪlˈtem.pəd/ us    /-pɚd/
formal easily annoyedBad-tempered If an occasion, such as a game, is ill-tempered, people get angry during it: An increasingly ill-tempered match saw three players sent off before half-time.Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
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