cross; cranky; surly; ill-tempered:
a bad-tempered person.
The result was therefore foul-mouthed and bad-tempered in proportion to the force it took to get through my wall of shyness.
Francis Spufford on How Atheists Put Religion Through All the Wrong Tests Francis Spufford October 12, 2013
And still, the bad-tempered second half did not yield a goal.
Spain Achieves Its Destiny Joshua Robinson July 10, 2010
He was a very disreputable, bad-tempered, altogether ill-conditioned fellow.
A Book of the West. Volume I Devon S. Baring-Gould
Knowles was not bad-tempered, but he was a frequent cause of bad temper in other people.
Audrey Craven May Sinclair
They launched the boat with the utmost caution, lest any noise should awaken the bad-tempered man with the shot-gun.
Harper’s Young People, August 31, 1880 Various
He’s a bad-tempered brute, and I wonder the squire keeps it.
A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
“You fellows don’t need to get bad-tempered with one another,” he observed.
The Kingdom of the Blind E. Phillips Oppenheim
He was determined not to be bad-tempered, and smiled good-naturedly.
Bird of Paradise Ada Leverson
Ann was awkward about accepting their apologies; and yet she was not naturally a bad-tempered girl.
Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island Alice Emerson
My grandfather’s horse was lean, hardy, and bad-tempered like himself.
Mauprat George Sand
angry, irritable, or ungracious
- Bada bing bada boom
interjection an exclamation to emphasize that something will happen effortlessly and predictably; also written bada-bing, bada-boom Examples And bada bing, bada boom… the cake is done. Word Origin prob imitative of drum roll Usage Note slang
sentence substitute (US, slang) an expression used to suggest that something can be done with no difficulty or delay
a city in SW Spain. Historical Examples Had it not been for that last heirloom I should have enlisted, and probably have met my fate at Badajoz.’ Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease The place might be Badajoz; or a Chancellorship of something, with a portfolio. It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan As it […]
a former province in NE Afghanistan.