Ill-tempered+person

  • 1 crabbed crabby cross fussy fussbudgety grouchy grumpy bad-tempered ill-tempered — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 shirty snorty ill-tempered or annoyed — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …

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  • 3 Ill-natured — Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good natured}.… …

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  • 4 Ill-naturedly — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …

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  • 5 Ill-naturedness — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …

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  • 6 ill — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (usu. predic.; often foll. by with) out of health; sick (is ill; was taken ill with pneumonia; mentally ill people). 2 (of health) unsound, disordered. 3 wretched, unfavourable (ill fortune; ill luck). 4 harmful (ill… …

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  • 7 choleric irascible hotheaded hot-headed hot-tempered quick-tempered short-tempered — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …

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  • 8 crusty curmudgeonly gruff ill-humored ill-humoured — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …

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  • 9 Crank (person) — Crank is a pejorative term used for a person who unshakably holds a belief that most of his or her contemporaries consider to be false.[1] A cranky belief is so wildly at variance with commonly accepted belief as to be ludicrous. Cranks… …

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  • 10 bad-tempered — /bad tem peuhrd/, adj. cross; cranky; surly; ill tempered: a bad tempered person. [1920 25] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 crab — I [[t]kræb[/t]] n. v. crabbed, crab•bing 1) ivt any decapod crustacean of the suborder Brachyura, having a wide and flattened body, with a small abdomen folded under the thorax 2) ivt any of various crablike arthropods, as the horseshoe crab 3)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 Scrooge — /skrudʒ/ (say skroohj) noun 1. Ebenezer, a miserly, ill tempered character in Dickens story A Christmas Carol (1843). 2. (usually lower case) a mean, ill tempered person; miser …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 crank — A term vulgarly applied to a person of eccentric, ill regulated, and unpractical mental habits; an ill tempered person …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 crank — A term vulgarly applied to a person of eccentric, ill regulated, and unpractical mental habits; an ill tempered person …

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  • 15 cross-patch —    Applied to an ill tempered person since the eighteenth century. The word ‘patch’ had earlier been used of an ill natured person, especially a child. This use of ‘patch’ is thought to derive from the nickname of Cardinal Wolsey’s domestic fool… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 16 devil — /ˈdɛvəl / (say devuhl) noun 1. (in Jewish, Christian and Islamic theologies) a. (sometimes upper case) the supreme spirit of evil and enemy of God; Satan. b. a subordinate evil spirit at enmity with God, and having power to afflict humankind both …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 devil — /dev euhl/, n., v., deviled, deviling or (esp. Brit.) devilled, devilling. n. 1. Theol. a. (sometimes cap.) the supreme spirit of evil; Satan. b. a subordinate evil spirit at enmity with God, and having power to afflict humans both with bodily… …

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  • 18 crank — I [[t]kræŋk[/t]] n. 1) mac any of several types of arms or levers for imparting rotary or oscillatory motion to a rotating shaft 2) inf Informal. an ill tempered person 3) an unbalanced person who is overzealous in the advocacy of a private cause …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 Tartar — Tartarly, adv. /tahr teuhr/, n. 1. a member of any of the various tribes, chiefly Mongolian and Turkish, who, originally under the leadership of Genghis Khan, overran Asia and much of eastern Europe in the Middle Ages. 2. a member of the… …

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  • 20 Vixen — Vix en, n. [AS. fixen a she fox, for fyxen, fem. of fox. See {Fox}.] 1. A female fox. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. A cross, ill tempered person; formerly used of either sex, now only of a woman. Barrow. [1913 Webster] She was a vixen… …

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