Part of speech:
Made only for the sake of argument or faultfinding
In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
Showing ill humor or impatience, as a glance or remark
In an ill humor; bad-tempered; peevish
The definition of choleric is easily becoming angry.
Working unpredictably; erratic:
Involving interchange; reciprocal.
(Colloquial) Sexually repressed.
Showing or resulting from a quick temper or a fit of anger
Of, like, or highly seasoned with pepper
Easily aroused to anger.
Difficult to understand; complicated.
Having a bad temper; irritable.
The definition of nasty is something that is very dirty, unpleasant or offensive.
Likely to snap or bite, as a dog.
(Informal) Rapid and without delay.
The definition of surly is someone who is bad-tempered, or something that is threatening such as poor weather.
Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome.
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
Having or showing a bad temper
The definition of fractious is someone who is bad tempered, or someone or something that is difficult to control.
(Chiefly Brit.) Somewhat hungry
Peevish; petulant; cross
Marked by or consisting of scratches:
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Resisting remedy or treatment
The definition of ornery is someone bad tempered or stubborn.
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