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short-tempered
British English: /ˌʃɔːtˈtɛmpəd/

Translation of short-tempered in Spanish:

adjective

  • de mal genio
    he's so short-tempered with his children
    tiene tan poca paciencia con los hijos
    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.

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    adverb
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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