Quick to lose one’s temper: poor sleep can leave you short-tempered
More example sentences
- 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.
irritable, irascible, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, fiery, peevish, cross, crabbed, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous, impatient, grumpy, huffy, brusque, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, touchy, volatile, testy, tetchy, snarling, waspish, prickly, crusty, peppery, bilious, liverish, dyspeptic, splenetic, choleric
North American informal peckish, soreheaded
Australian/New Zealand informal snaky
informal , dated miffy