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ill humour


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ill humour an angry and disagreeable mood
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In literature:

For some days my father had shown a certain ill-humour towards me, and had spoken in a quite unusual manner.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
Paul saw our unpleasant situation, and ceasing to remember his own cause for ill-humour, strove to make us forget ours.
"Tales from Blackwood, Volume 7" by Various
This increased his ill-humour, already excessive.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
This made Sir Tom ashamed of his ill-humour.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
When he reached the fountain, he did, out of ill-humour and parade, an unpardonable act.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The "dear little ship" presented a horrid picture of confusion, and its occupants of weariness and ill-humour.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The morrow produced no abatement of Mrs. Bennet's ill-humour or ill health.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
I have every reason for thinking that the parties who informed you are influenced by the basest malice and ill-humour.
"Talkers" by John Bate
There are stores of wonderful goodness all hidden away underneath the nastiness and ill-humour he shows to the world!
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
They are all rather whimsical, and sometimes ill-humoured.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
It was then that my ill-humour got the better of me.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
When she spoke, it was in a tone from which all banter and ill-humour had vanished.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
His ill-humour melted fast into pity.
"Tales from "Blackwood"" by Various
Bluntly, the captain is in undisguised ill-humour.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
I found him upon the scaffold, reserved and in an ill-humour, painting the veins of marble.
"Tales from the German" by Various
Ill humour, on account of Bertha's secrecy, clouded her features.
"The Banished" by Wilhelm Hauff
But Roezl found presently that he had some reason for ill-humour.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
In no very good humour I returned to the family of the Malts and in ill case to be spoken to.
"Idonia: A Romance of Old London" by Arthur F. Wallis
But there are few more disgraceful chronicles of ill humour than this collection of letters of various persons to Haller.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
Sometimes she is pleasant with him, sometimes ill-humoured.
"Morituri: Three One-Act Plays" by Hermann Sudermann

In poetry:

THE youth exerted ev'ry art to please;
But all in vain: he only seemed to teaze:
Whate'er he said, however nicely graced,
Ill-humour, inexperience, or distaste,
Induced the belle, unlearned in Cupid's book;
To treat his passion with a froward look.
"The Little Bell" by Jean de La Fontaine