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 for ill-tempered
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ill-tempered \Ill`-tem"pered\, a.
     1. Of bad temper; grouchy; morose; crabbed; sour; peevish;
        fretful; quarrelsome.
     Syn: crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, fussbudgety, grouchy,
          grumpy, bad-tempered.
          [1913 Webster]
     2. Unhealthy; ill-conditioned. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              So ill-tempered I am grown, that I am afraid I shall
              catch cold, while all the world is afraid to melt
              away.                                 --Pepys.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: annoyed and irritable [syn: crabbed, crabby, cross,
             fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "ill-tempered":
     bad-tempered, crabbed, dyspeptic, fractious, hot-tempered, huffy,
     ill-humored, ill-natured, irritable, peevish, petulant, querulous,
     rusty, shrewish, snappish, sour, surly, vixenish, waspish

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