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short-fused Syllabification: short-fused

Definition of short-fused in English:


Likely to lose one’s temper.
Example sentences
  • However, that didn't help as the giant was extremely short-fused at the moment.
  • Gannon, fiery if not short-fused, is a true competitor who thrives because of his pin-point accuracy.
  • Australian coach Eddie Jones wants his short-fused Wallabies to bottle their emotions before their crunch Tri-Nations rugby Test with New Zealand in Sydney this coming weekend.

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