Definition of hot-tempered in English:
Easily angered; quick-tempered: she was nothing more than a hot-tempered child with a woman’s body
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- 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, impatient, huffy, brusque, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, touchy, volatile, testy, tetchy, fractious, snarling, waspish, prickly, crusty, peppery, bilious, liverish, dyspeptic, splenetic, choleric
North American informal peckish, soreheaded
Australian/New Zealand informal snaky
informal , dated miffy
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