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hot-tempered Syllabification: hot-tem·pered
Pronunciation: /ˌhätˈtempərd/

Definition of hot-tempered in English:

adjective

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?
Synonyms
touchy, volatile, testy, tetchy, fractious, prickly, peppery, hotheaded, pugnacious
informalsnappish, snappy, on a short fuse

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