For, though Katerina Ivanovna is full of generous feelings, she is a spirited lady, irritable and short—tempered….
But his sleep had not refreshed him; he waked up bilious, irritable, ill-tempered, and looked with hatred at his room.
You are both melancholy, both morose and hot-tempered, both haughty and both generous….
He met his visitor with an apparently genial and good-tempered air, and it was only after a few minutes that Raskolnikov saw signs of a certain awkwardness in him, as though he had been thrown out of his reckoning or caught in something very secret.
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If you had only given me some hint, if you had only broken your word with me a couple of times, if you had been bad-tempered or impatient with me—if you had been a lesser man, maybe I could have taken what I saw you doing.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
For the rest of the day, I’m short-tempered and distracted.