Share this entry
hot-tempered Syllabification: hot-tem·pered
Pronunciation: /ˌhätˈtempərd/

Definition of hot-tempered in English:


Easily angered; quick-tempered.
Example sentences
  • Character wise, she is hot-tempered, bold, judgmental and jumps to conclusions easily.
  • ‘I'm generally less hot-tempered and confrontational than I was when I was younger,’ he says now, claiming to have mellowed with age.
  • I don't know about you, but having ‘a considerable level of alcohol’ in my blood tends to make me a little more impulsive, and who knows, maybe hot-tempered?
irascible, quick-tempered, short-tempered, irritable, fiery, bad-tempered;
touchy, volatile, testy, tetchy, fractious, prickly, peppery, hotheaded, pugnacious
informal snappish, snappy, on a short fuse
Definition of hot-tempered in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Related Words