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short-tempered

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Pronunciation: /ˌʃɔːtˈtɛmpəd
 
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Definition of short-tempered in English:

adjective

Quick to lose one’s temper: poor sleep can leave you short-tempered
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  • Sure, he was often short-tempered and angry, but this time it was something different.
  • As his health had improved he'd become steadily more irritable and short-tempered.
  • Many drivers said they became irritable or short-tempered during the winter.
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