- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||having a bad temper or mood; cranky; irritable.
We were fearful of disturbing our bad-tempered father, so we approached him carefully.
- affable, easygoing, good-tempered
- similar words:
- cross, ill-natured, petulant, quarrelsome, sour, sullen
||angry, cantankerous, dour, grumpy, mean, ornery, perverse, surly, testy