Crabbit (cra·bit) Dialect, chiefly Scot -adj. 1. ill-tempered, grumpy, curt, disagreeable; in a bad mood [esp. in the morning]. (Often used in “Ken this, yer a crabbit get, so ye are“). -n. See crab – one who by their nature or temperament conveys an aura of irritability.
Mulligrubs (MULL•ee•grubz) Noun: (used with a singular or plural verb.) (or can be used as an Adjective if you like.) -A despondent, sullen, or ill-tempered mood. -Sulky, blue or grumpy. -A griping of the intestines, Colic. Mulligrubs was ALSO an Australian television series aimed at pre-schoolers that aired from 1988 to 1996. From: 1590s fanciful formation of mulliegrums, meaning "fit of the blues" or "colic". Used in a sentence: "My emo friend Josh is always so mulligrubs..."
I'm sensitive, but I got a free spirit. I get knocked down too easy and I screw a lot, but I'll come back, bigger and stronger and better for the experience. Yeah, I'll be singed by the flames, but I'll be tempered by the fire.
Xanthippe or Xantippe (zan-THIP-ee) Noun: -A nagging, ill-tempered woman. Xanthippe was the wife of Socrates - portrayed as a nagging, quarrelsome woman. The name Xanthippe is from xanthos (yellow) + hippos (horse). Earliest documented use: 1691. Used in a sentence: “Lady Cordelia Quartermaine is a quarrelsome shrew, a real Xanthippe, who bullies her poor milquetoast husband until he finally acquiesces to her outlandish demands."
Xanthippe (zan•TIP•ee) Noun: -A scolding or ill-tempered wife; a shrewish woman. -The wife of Socrates, traditionally described as shrewish and scolding. Used in a sentence: "Poor old Mortymer Milquetoast, with his xanthippe of a wife, fought a losing battle to retain what shred of masculinity he had left."