Definition of bad-tempered adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbæd ˈtempəd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbæd ˈtempərd//
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often angry; in an angry mood She gets very bad-tempered when she's tired. He sat in bad-tempered silence. See related entries: AngerExtra examples He grew increasingly bad-tempered as the afternoon wore on. It is his illness that makes him bad-tempered. Her husband was a bad-tempered man. What’s making her so bad-tempered?
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bad-tempered