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hot-tempered Line breaks: hot-tempered
Pronunciation: /ˌhɒtˈtɛmpəːd/

Definition of hot-tempered in English:

adjective

Easily angered; quick-tempered: she was nothing more than a hot-tempered child with a woman’s body
More 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
informalsnappish, snappy, chippy, on a short fuse
British informalnarky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore head
North American informalpeckish, soreheaded
Australian/New Zealand informalsnaky
informal, , datedmiffy

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