ill humor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ill humor an angry and disagreeable mood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ill humor a disagreeable mood; bad temper.
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Quotations

  • H.G. Wells
    H.G.%20Wells
    “Cynicism is humor in ill health.”
  • Ellie Katz
    Ellie Katz
    “WARNING: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.”

Usage

In literature:

They landed in ill-humor.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
But to-night the beast's eyes were red with some ill-humor.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Ill-humor is out of place in the ball-room.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
So shocked was I, that I asked him, if ill-humor at his repulse alone had led him to my feet.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
The ill-humor of the cook was now a little amended; but besides this Dick had another hardship to get over.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
In a moment he had forgotten his ill-humor.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
As is the rule at such times, their ill-humor deepened.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
Cap's ill humor did not last long.
"Hidden Hand" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
But the old beggar-king in the joy of his heart did not notice his ill humor.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
His manner, after his recent ill-humor, was almost jocular.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

Thanks for the courtesy, and gay
Good-humor, which on Washing Day
Our ill-timed visit bore;
Thanks for your graceful oars, which broke
The morning dreams of Artichoke,
Along his wooded shore!
"To -----" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Ill-Humored Man (1770).
Director Leo McCarey, whose obsessive Catholicism in the midst of anarchic humor sometimes made him the Fritz Lang of comedy, seems slightly ill at ease when faced with the unbounded libido of Mae West in this 1934 production.
Doug inspired friends, family, co-workers and his medical team with his humor and bravery throughout the duration of his illness, which began in 2004.
T he Obama campaign apparently is being run by a humor-deficient would-be Jon Stewart: On Tuesday, it launched an ill-advised attempt at snark in an advertisement featuring Big Bird.
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