A tendency to lose one’s temper quickly.
- A great deal of crime begins with the short tempers people develop from being treated rudely all the time, and from perceived forms of disrespect.
- In unfortunate cases, these dogs possessed short tempers when they were around noisy children.
- The player with the self-confessed short temper revealed the foul and racist remarks that emanate from the stands are sometimes sickening.
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