Definition of hot-tempered in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhɒtˈtɛmpəːd/


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?
informal snappish, snappy, chippy, on a short fuse
British informal narky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore head
North American informal peckish, soreheaded
Australian/New Zealand informal snaky
informal, dated miffy
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