ill-tempered Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “ill-tempered” in the English Dictionary

"ill-tempered" in British English

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uk   /ˌɪlˈtem.pəd/  us   /-pɚd/
formal easilyannoyed If an ​occasion, such as a ​game, is ill-tempered, ​people get ​angry during it: An ​increasingly ill-tempered ​matchsaw three ​playerssent off before ​half-time.
(Definition of ill-tempered from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ill-tempered”
in Chinese (Simplified) 脾气坏的,易怒的, (比赛等)火药味浓的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 脾氣壞的,易怒的, (比賽等)火藥味濃的…
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