Easily angered; quick-tempered.
- 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
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